Yeovil Town manager Chris Hargreaves has said he will only bring in players who are “right for the club” as he continues his search to strengthen his squad.

The Glovers’ boss was speaking to the club’s YouTube channel a week ahead of the first pre-season friendly at Taunton Town next Tuesday, July 12.

Chris Hargreaves talks to the club’s YouTube channel.

He said: “I have spoken to a lot of people and we will come to a decision that is right for the club.

It’s got to be right for the club going forward but there’s been some really positive discussions over the last 24-48 hours.

I have spoken to a lot of people and, if they want to play for this football club, they are coming in and if they don’t, they’re not.

Last week, the boss added full-back Jamie Reckord to the squad following his release by National League rivals Boreham Wood at the end of last season.

Hargreaves said the experience of the 30-year-old, who has more than 200 matches on his CV, would be a boost for the squad.

He added: “He’s a good age, very fit and he’s got the bit between his teeth. He trained yesterday for the first time which was good, so we are happy to have him on board.”

The squad is now in the second week of pre-season training under the watchful eye of the manager, his assistant manager Chris Todd and Marcus Stewart, Head of Player Development.

Hargreaves said: “The lads arrived back fit which is what we wanted. They have certainly done plenty of running, but they will have done before they came in, all footballers do now, don’t they?

It’s so critical to your performance. I have been impressed with it and it’s been good for me, Marcus =and Toddy to see the lads perform and we look forward to the next few weeks because there’s a lot of work to be done.

We want fitness from the lads over the next few weeks and continue getting strong and understanding more about them as a group and as individuals and what we can get out of them.

As you do as a player, when it gets closer to the first game, you want to get in the team, so I want to see that from the players.


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