Bromsgrove Sporting skipper Richard Gregory writes for The Standard in his first weekly column of the season, providing his thoughts on the pre-season campaign so far.
AFTER a much enjoyed break, we’re back in the thick of our pre-season routine, as we prepare for life at step three of non-league football.
It’s been a tough opening month to pre-season as always, but it’s been enjoyable as well, as all our new signings were welcomed along with the lads from last season.
We had a good opening win at Littleton and then followed that up with an even better one against our Worcestershire rivals Kidderminster, but our result against Boldmere was not so good in our latest match.
Pre-season is very much about players getting minutes and a chance for the management team to have a good look at things.
In my opinion, results don’t really matter, but the performances definitely do as there are shirts up for grabs.
I’m sure that Brendan and Andy would have had a lot of headaches after the first two games, but our poor performance at Boldmere may have changed that slightly.
However, there are four more friendlies to play, so there is plenty of time for players to show what they can do.
Personally, I have missed playing at the Victoria Ground the most during the summer break, and although I won’t be available for the Wakefield match, I’m very much looking forward to our next three home games after that.
I hope to see you all down at the Victoria Ground to see all of our new signings, as well as the faces from last year’s side, and show your support as we prepare for the season ahead.