Harry Johnson signs as Hucknall Town bosses chase new faces

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With another blank weekend ahead of them Hucknall Town's new bosses Louis Bland and Reece Limbert are busy trying to strengthen their ranks as they try to make a mark at UCL Premier North level after promotion.

Without a league game last Saturday due to Bland's former club Sleaford being in FA Vase action, Storm Babet saw that one called off anyway and it has now been rearranged to this Saturday.

“This means we will face a two week break between games which is disappointing as we have had a turn in form with six points from the last four games, unbeaten in them all,” said Bland.

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“But on a positive note it allows for some extra time on the training pitch to further implement our ideas ahead ahead of a challenging home game on 4th November against local rivals Eastwood.

Joint Hucknall manager Louis Bland - reunited with Harry Johnson this week.Joint Hucknall manager Louis Bland - reunited with Harry Johnson this week.
Joint Hucknall manager Louis Bland - reunited with Harry Johnson this week.

“We are hoping to also use this time to integrate new additions to the team and put them through their paces, whilst also looking at one or two others who we have identified can add something different to the team.”

One of those was announced on Monday with 20-year-old winger Harry Johnson arriving from Pinchbeck.

Bland has worked with him before at Grantham in the academy for three years where he went onto play for the first team on 17 occasions.

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He then joined Bland at Sleaford in November and was a big part to them finishing fifth.

“Bringing in Jono was something I wanted to do when I took the job,” said Bland.

“I know him and he knows me, but more importantly he knows the league.

“He will give us a bigger threat going forward in those wide areas and complements what we already have very well.

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“We are also working very hard to bring new players in and we are hoping to have a few more in later this week.”

There were also departures this week with Kai Wilson leaving the club to join high-flying league leaders Sherwood Colliery. Mitchell Leviers has also left the club.

Also postponed last weekend due to Storm Babet was Hucknall Town reserves game against Pass Move Grin FC Excel in the Notts Senior League.