GARY’S GOSSIP

Scott Phillips
Scott Phillips

The views of Bridlington Town manager Gary Allanson

“WE WERE obviously very disappointed with the postponement of Saturday’s game, but managed to organise a friendly for yesterday evening at home, that was after ringing around all day Saturday trying to find a team to come to us at such short notice,

“Hutton Cranswick offered to come and play us in what should be a really good test.

“Another bombshell hit us on Thursday at training when Mike Pujdak informed us he was going back to Poland,.

“Even though Mike didn’t play a big part, he had a fantastic attitude and never missed a training session or a home game whether in the squad or not, a good lad who will be greatly missed.

“Then Wayne Wallace informs us that he is going back to Australia as he has just lost his job in the UK and this was the best option left for him.

“Another great lad with great ability who came back to us through last season and I think Wayne was the final piece in the jigsaw that saw us go on and win the league.

“Another one who very rarely missed training and showed a great attitude.

“This now leaves us with a squad of 17 players, two of which are goalkeepers, after losing four players since the start of the year!!

“Obviously if we want to be successful again this season we need to be running with a squad of 20 to 22 so we are starting to put a few irons in the fire.

“Seven days have gone in for Scott Phillips from Barton so hopefully he will want to relish another opportunity of playing at a higher level again.

“We have a very good defender who is interested in joining but wants to wait another week or so before deciding.

“I am speaking with a very experienced defender currently playing at Conference North level where his chances are very limited at the moment and needs some game time, he is speaking with his manager over the weekend.

“I have also spoken to two or three Evo-Stik clubs to see what players they have available, but they are in the same position as us with lots of games coming up due to the postponements so are keen to hold onto their players.

“I have spoken to Carl Giblin and he is still very busy with his work commitments and works all day on a Saturday now,

“He assures me this is the only reason he isn’t playing Saturdays as he has had other offers.

“But he still plays on Sundays so if and when the time comes he wants to start playing again at least he will be match fit.

“We have left the door open for him to come back when he is ready.

“We still have a great squad of players but we are desperate for experience and hopefully we can tick that box over the next couple of weeks with some of the players we are speaking to.”