STMI Skrill Guide: Nuneaton Could Surprise a Few
Shrewd Kevin Wilkin has borrowed from Nottingham Forest & Birmingham City, added a striker from Burton Albion and midfielders from AFC Telford and Alfreton Town. Nuneaton will be under no illusions this season but this is a battle STMI feel they can win.
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|Position 2012/13||15th in BSP|
With influential Forsdick out for some time versatile Theo Streete may have to come into his own in a defensive rather than midfield role. That would be a shame as the utility man was a massive part of the Alfreton side who more than punched above their weight last term. Phil Trainer was also big cheese at Telford and they fought hard to keep a warhorse who can do a job anywhere in the midfield. He knows Gavin Cowan from their Telford days too so this side could gel just right.
Greg Pearson got 37 goals in 128 games for Burton with 20 in their promotion season to the Football League. He then slipped down the pecking order after promotion and was shipped out for loan after loan. Still only 28 and at his peak the six-footer will get regular goals at this level if Streete, Trainer and successful trialist and tricky winger Bell can supply the bullets.
James Belshaw the British University keeper who has just finished his degree will have to dislodge loan keeper Dimitri Evtimov who is impressing plenty at home club Forest who have shipped him out for games until October. Defender Amari Bell has also been borrowed from Birmingham until January at least.
Manager Kevin Wilkin has yet to call in favours from Northampton, but the Birmingham and Forest links look useful. No team should be classed as relegation candidates at the start of a new season and Nuneaton certainly deserve all the luck they can get. So does the man who masterminded three promotions to bring the reformed club back from oblivion, kept them up, so who would bet against him doing it again this year. The Boro, well Town now on paper, may have a bottom three budget but every side Wilkin puts out will be sure to punch well above its weight.
|10th June||Theo Streete||Alfreton||Def/Mid||Free|
|1st July||Greg Pearson||Burton||For||Free|
|16th July||Phil Trainer||AFC Telford||Mid||Free|
|30th July||Mark Bell||trialist||Wing||Free|
|31st July||James Belshaw||from University||GK||Free|
|Oct 16th||Dimitar Evtimov||Nottm Forest||GK||Wages|
|January||Amari I Bell||Birmingham C||Def|
Boro Squad 2013/14
1 Dimitar Evtimov, 19 James Belshaw
3 Amarii Bell,4 Gavin Cowan, 5 Gareth Dean, 12 David McNamee, 14 Simon Forsdick, 15 Delroy Gordon
6 Adam Walker, 7 James Armson, 8 Jon Adams, 11 Theo Streete, 13 Danny Sleath, 20 Phil Trainer, 21 Mark Bell
9 Louis Moult, 10 Andy Brown, 16 Wesley York (Transfer list), 17 Connor Taylor, 18 Greg Pearson,
Posted on August 7, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Nuneaton Town Skrill Premier Guide 2013/14, Nuneaton Town Squad & transfer guide 2013/14.. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.