Brid Town boss Agnew delighted by new signings

Bridlington Town have snapped up two new players as they prepare for Saturday’s opening pre-season friendly at home to ex boss Curtis Woodhouse’s Gainsborough Trinity.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 8:48 am
Updated Thursday, 6th August 2020, 8:52 am
Leon Dawson has signed for Brid Town

Midfielder Peter Davidson, who was with Trinity’s NPL Premier rivals Scarborough Athletic last season, and left-sided former Pickering Town and Boro player Leon Dawson, have both signed for the Seasiders.

Town boss Brett Agnew is delighted to add this duo to the likes of Danny Earl, Jamie Ture, Will Annan and midfielder Alex Stocks, the latter the most recent addition to the Seasiders squad.

Agnew said: “To get Pete (Davidson) is a massive signing for us, he has great experience at a higher level and is a Rolls Royce of a player, he makes everything look so easy.

“I think the travelling was becoming too much for him with Boro in that league.

“Leon can play as a left-back or a left-winger and he is someone who I have been wanting to get here for a while now.

“He has had bad luck with injuries in the past but hopefully with us he will be able to get a run of games.”

Agnew has also been impressed by the work put in by Stocks during the pre-season training sessions.

Pete Davidson has joined Brid Town

He added: “Alex played for Hall Road a couple of seasons ago, but again he had some injuries and ended up dropping back into local league football.

“He is a central midfielder but he has really impressed me when he has lined up at right-back for us in training.”

Saturday’s clash with Gainsborough, which will be played behind closed doors like the rest of Town’s pre-season games, will see a couple of familiar faces at Queensgate.

As well as former manager Woodhouse, Lewis Dennison will also be making his return to Bridlington after leaving the club to join Trinity earlier this summer.

Agnew said: “I have told the lads to get stuck into Lewis early on!

“Gainsborough will be a tough test for us, they are a very good side who have made some cracking signings this summer.

“I am really looking forward to getting back into action on Saturday, it will be great to get back into the routine of football again.

“We started pre-season around seven weeks or so ago and it was quite relaxed in the first two or three sessions but now we have really ramped it up and the fitness work is coming in.

“It has been great to have these lads from a higher level at training as it pushes the players we already had here onto greater things, even just in training so hopefully the same will happen in matches.”

After Saturday’s match with Gainsborough, Town will play host to Beverley Town, managed by former Brid Town player and coach Mike Thompson, on Wednesday August 12.

The Seasiders will then entertain Thorne Colliery, who play in the Central Midlands League, on Saturday August 15,

The next game at Queensgate will see Belper Town travel north on Saturday August 22, and then Frickley will be the visitors a week later.

Town will enter the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round and are exempt in the FA Vase until the first round. The draws will be out on August 18.