Barrow manager Pete Wild is back to give more updates from behind the scenes, as pre-season training gets underway and we head towards our first pre-season friendly of the summer.
Hello everybody and welcome to my fourth blog here on the Official Website.
As we approach the end of the first week of pre-season, the lads have come back in excellent shape and are really starting to get to grips with the surroundings of our new training ground at De La Salle. I have to say that the staff have done a fantastic job of preparing the training ground and it already feels like home. It’s a place that I really feel will be a cornerstone of our success this season.
It’s been great to see the integration of the new players with the existing squad. Everyone’s getting on really well and I’m a firm believer in that the quicker the squad unites, the better the dressing room will be. I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen from the new lads and the existing group.
I know I speak on behalf of myself, the coaching staff and players when I say that we are all excited about the Holker Old Boys friendly on Saturday. It’s our first chance to make an impression to Barrow fans and show off some of the work we’ve done this week.
Moving on, I’m delighted to bring another three signings into the building. To touch on those new lads:
Richie brings power, pace and lots of energy to the front line. He’s looked great in training over the last few days, and I’m really excited about what he brings to the team. He’s a player I know well and know he’ll be a good influence on and off the pitch.
Sam is a very exciting loan signing. He comes highly recommended form the Northern Ireland senior staff who I know really well. His attitude towards wanting to play mens football was a massive reason in bringing him to club, as we want players that have a desire to succeed and achieve.
George has an excellent reputation at this level and comes with well needed experience to add to our back line. His dominance in both boxes is one of his most attractive features and he’s another player who has experience of winning at this level of football.
I’ll be traveling back up to Barrow on Friday afternoon for our Q&A in the evening. I can’t wait to meet some of you and I encourage anyone to attend who has a question for me or the management team. I am more than happy to answer anything to best of my ability, and hopefully you will all leave the building with an optimism for the upcoming season.
Please don’t worry if you can’t attend. Feel free to come and speak to me at any of the pre-season friendlies, I don’t bite! I’m happy to chat with any fan who has any questions.
Communication with the fanbase is really important to me, as we are all on this journey together, all play for the same badge and want the best for Barrow.
Thank you for reading, and I will see you on Friday and at the weekend.