Tamworth Talent Recruitment Makes Lambs Look Tasty.

The Lambs have raided Nottingham Forest, Oxford Utd, Gillingham FC, Fulham FC, Birmingham City, Bury,  Barrow, AFC Telford and Accrington Stanley in an ambitious ploy this term.  For a side with what has traditionally been regarded as a bottom third budget, manager Dave Belford and his chairman have certainly got plans and the talent to surprise a few this season.

Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

 

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Manager Dale Belford
Formation 4-3-3 / 4-4-2
Position 2012/13 19th in BSP
STMI Forecast Play-off fringes
Ave Gate 993
Away following 88

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Despite losing top scorer Cunnington, as well as Tate, to Cambridge and Marcus Kelly going to Forest green the side is so much stronger this year.  He brings his goalkeeping son in from Bury as a playing assistant and has assembled an admirable back four on paper.  In comes Jack Evans from Gillingham,  Matt Regan from Forest, imperious Jordan Rose from Telford and Tom Eckerslie from Accrington.

Richie Baker, from Barrow, is the only addition in midfield although the trio in his preferred 4-3-3, the loss of Kelly apart, were none too shabby anyway.  Up front the improvement will take some stopping. Peniket from Fulham will plunder this division, Justin Richards certainly still has it in him and Ebanks from Birmingham is top draw.  Let us not forget existing hit-man Darren Byfield who most Conference clubs would love to have in their team.

Belford finished 19th last season,  after replacing Marcus Law who was relieved of his duties in January.   The mission was accomplished last season to halt that alarming slide, but one gets the feeling the Lambs will be well into the top half and perhaps even pushing for the play-offs this time round.

IN Player From Pos Fee
18th July Richard Peniket Fulham For Free
1st July Jack Evans Gillingham Def Free
25th June Cameron Belford Bury Keeper Free
24th June Jordan Rose AFC Telford Def Free
21st June Tom Eckerslie Accrington Def Free
20th June Justin Richards Oxford Utd For Free
24th May Richie Baker Barrow Mid Free
23rd May Matt Regan Nottm Forest Def Free
17th May Deqwon Ebanks Birmingham C For Free
Loans
OUT Player To Pos Fee
9th May Adam Cunnington Cambridge Utd For undis
9th May Richard Tate Cambridge Utd Def undis
14th June Michael Wylde Alfreton Mid Free
17th July Marcus Kelly Forest Green Mid Free

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The Lambs Squad 2013/14

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Keepers
1 Cameron Belford, 23 James Wren, 31 Dale Belford,

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Defenders
2 Jack Evans, 3 Connor Gudger, 4 Tom Eckersley, 5 Jordan Rose, 6 Ben Richards-Everton, 14 Matty Regan, 15 Duane Courtney,

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Midfield
7 Lloyd Kerry, 8 Richie Baker, 11 Jake Jones, 18 Kaiyne Woolery, 24 Scott James, 30 Scott Lindsey,

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Forwards
9 Justin Richards, 10 Darren Byfield, 16 Stuart Hendrie, 22 Deqwon Ebanks,

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Posted on August 8, 2013, in 2013/14 Skrill Premier Guides, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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