Full-back Jamie Reckord has said he expects to be an experienced voice in the dressing room for Yeovil Town in the coming National League season.
The 30-year-old, who joined last month following his release by Boreham Wood, is the oldest member of the Glovers’ squad following the departure of the likes of Mark Little, Luke Wilkinson, Reuben Reid and Adi Yussuf at the end of last season.
Speaking to the club’s YouTube channel, he said he would use the experience of more than 250 professional app
earances to help the team: “I’m a bit older than some of the other boys here and anyone can ask me any questions, I am always going to help people.
“I am going to be the one who is going to speak up if it needs to be.
“I would tell Yeovil fans, I am always going to give 100%, always going to put my body on the line no matter what, 100% is a given.”
He added that he was looking forward to playing under new manager Chris Hargreaves having had good reviews from former team-mates.
The former Wrexham and Solihull Moors player said: “I knew about him through previous players (I have played with) and they all spoke really highly of him and when I spoke to him on the phone I thought he was really honest.
“I wanted someone who will be honest and straightforward, who believes in me and who I can give my all, that is all you want in a manager.”
Reckord played 45 minutes in a 4-0 behind-closed-doors friendly win over Western League Premier Division side Sherborne Town at the Alvington training ground on a balmy Friday evening.
New signing striker Malachi Linton and youth team product Ollie Haste were on target in the match with unnamed trialists scoring the other goals for the team.
Reckord said: “It was tough, the first 20 minutes was tough but after that you get a second wind and it went well.
“It was nice to get 45 minutes in and after that we did a bit more running, but that is pre-season for you!”