STMI Guide: Salisbury City Have Potential
Salisbury raided Plymouth Argyle, Barnet and Forest Green Rovers to use a small budget wisely but will look to Bristol Rovers and Plymouth for favours, after his old mate and manager went to the former and his new assistant came from the latter. The youngest manager in football (28) was part of the management team that inspired 2 promotions in three years, so let us not write off survival just yet.
Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
|Formation||no prev criteria|
|Position 2012/13||BSS (playoffs)|
With Darrell Clarke joining ex-Imp goal machine John Ward at Bristol Rovers as assistant manager in the summer after two promotions in 3 years, former playing/ assistant Mikey Harris was promoted to make him the youngest manager in football at 28. The comparatively small budget and his tender years will not faze the midfielder however with consolidation a realistic aim given Rovers are just down the road with the 5 year managerial partnership forming a strong bond. There is also a big Plymouth connection at the club.
Mikey’s move to bring in striker Warren Feeney in a playing assistant role is an astute one and he has avoided the exodus many feared. Thus he knows the players, the strengths and weaknesses, has added wisely and the Whites will hit the ground running. A further example of his ambitious and persuasive way has to be the capture of Ben Wright who is a massive signing from Forest Green Rovers. Young forward Dan Fitchett has returned from Southend after spending the pre-season on trial and Glenn Wilson (centre & full-back) has re-signed.
Hugely experienced striker Warren Feeney has arrived from Plymouth as player assistant to help steady a young but exciting squads nerves. Ex-Wimbledon midfielder Ricky Wellard signed initially on loan from Cambridge last season before joining in January and was inspirational in the play-off winning side. His huge 6’4″ midfield presence will be vital again this term. Monty George, a talented 16 year old keeper, has come in and Clovis Kamdjo has great technique. He can play in defence or midfield, although influential defender Chris Giles did retire in the summer, suggesting the former.
It will be tough this season but as other promoted sides have proved playing on the bigger stages inspires some great away performances that get the points that make a difference. STMI wish Salisbury good luck (except against the Mighty Imps of course) and hope their fans enjoy the experience.
|20th July||Warren Feeney||Plymouth||For||Free|
|23rd July||Ben Wright||FGR||For||Free|
|6th Aug||Clovis Kamdjo||Barnet||Def/Mid||Free|
|6th Aug||Monte George||trialist||GK||Free|
The Whites 2013/14 Squad
Will Puddy, Monte George
Ryan Brett, James Clarke, Brian Dutton (Cap), Callum Hart, Luke Ruddick, Glenn Wilson,
Clovis Kamdjo, Elliott Frear, Chris McPhee, Stuart Sinclair, Rob Sinclair, Ricky Wellard,
Warren Feeney, Dan Fitchett, Theo Lewis, Jamie White, Ben Wright,
Posted on August 8, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Salisbury City Skrill Premier Guide 2013/14, Salisbury City Squad & transfer guide 2013/14.. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.