Latest NewsHellewell gives his thoughts on latest recruits

February 8, 2019

Winterton Rangers and Manager Scott Hellewell has been busy bringing in further recruits to bolster the squad ahead of the remaining part of the 2018/19 season.

Hellewell gives us the low down on the latest transfer action ahead of this weekends game.

Noel Burdett an attacking player with previous clubs including a professional contract at Scunthorpe United and recent spells at Staveley and Epworth. A lively player with bags of ability which will be on show once fully match fit.

Ritchie Burdett another attacker with previous clubs including Scunthorpe United academy and recently Epworth.
Ritchie can play out wide or full back who is good on the ball and likes a tackle.

Billy Ball a midfielder signed from Epworth. An old school midfielder who likes to put his foot in which is something we have missed these last few weeks.

Callum Foster a defender coming in on a dual registration from Lincoln United, a young lad but has great potential to do well in the game. Tall commanding centre back with a great eye for a pass.

Hellewell is expecting all new players to come in and compete for a starting spot and to hopefully give us that boost to kick on and finish the season well. We have needed a Centre Back for a few weeks and Callum is a big boost for us in that respect. Billy played 2 games a few months back and was superb in both of them and gave us that fight in midfield which we have lacked of late.

Noel and Ritchie return to the club after playing games last season and in pre season. Noel has and can play a lot higher but after leaving Scunthorpe United has lost his way a little and hopeful being back with us we can give him that foundation to work his way back up the leagues and hopefully with Winterton. Ritchie is the same he’s a young lad with bags of potential. It’s great to have all 4 on board especially after losing a few players in the last month.

Competition for places is high and it is what’s needed, when you know your pretty much guaranteed a starting place players become complacent however now the lads know that there are players good enough to come in and take there shirt I’m hoping it might give us that extra 10% and turn our fortunes around.

The 3 weeks we have had off has been a blessing, it’s given the lads time to reflect on the last few performances and realise we need to start winning games and putting performances in if we want to be successful.

They should all be chomping at the bit to play Saturday which we know is going to be a very difficult game. Worsbrough are doing well this season and it’s 4th vs 5th so it should be a good game. It’s never a easy place to go but I’m hoping come 4.45 that it’s us celebrating a win and us closing the gap on the top few teams.


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