TOWN PREVIEW: Four in, four out as boss makes changes

RINGG THE CHANGES: Hucknall Town's management duo
RINGG THE CHANGES: Hucknall Town's management duo

Hucknall Town’s revolving door was in action this week as manager Brett Marshall made several changes to his squad.

The Yellows boss brought in midfielder Lee Mellon ahead of last weekend’s game with Northwich Victoria and has added three more to the ranks ahead of the trip to Brigg Town today (Saturday September 8).

Defender Alton Rennals has joined from neighbours Eastwood Town and former Sheffield FC man Jack Barnett has also signed up after being released by the Yorkshire club at the end of last season.

Meanwhile, winger Nathan Kelly has returned to Watnall Road having previously played under Bryan Chambers when he attracted attention from the likes of Newcastle United and West Ham before a knee injury interrupted his career.

To make room for the new players, Marshall has had to release Scott Wilby, Carl Snowden, Theo Ganderson and Mitchell Slawson.

The Yellows boss said: “We needed to strengthen throughout the team now that we’re learning what’s required in this division and the squad needs to be well balanced, as emphasised by the fact we’ve had to release three strikers and replace them with two midfielders and a defender.

“We need a mixture of players available to us and I’m aiming to bring in players with experience at this level but who are also young enough to want to be here for football reasons rather than a quick payday at the end of their careers.”

Town visit Brigg Town on Saturday having bagged their first win of the season at Lincoln United on Tuesday, something Marshall is keen to build on.

“The win had been coming. The results haven’t been coming so far but the performances have and it has just been a case of cutting the mistakes out and working harder from the front.

“Saturday is set up to be a decent game and if we win we’ll have seven points from the opening six games, which in the circumstances would be very pleasing.”