Simkin is geared up for pre-season
Phil Simkin is counting down the days until his charges report back
for pre-season training.
The Magpies are due to hold their first session of the summer next
Thursday evening and the county town boss cannot wait to get started.
He said: “We start pre-season training on Thursday. We won’t
be doing a great deal. We will meet the players and weigh them and
we will have a stretch.
“The main hard work will start next Saturday and we will
go from there.
“We have a good amount of trialists coming down and we have
some good quality ones judging by their CVs.
“We will have a look but we haven’t got too much scope
financially. But we will be in a position to do one or two things
if needs be.”
Simkin went on to add: “I’m pleased with how things
are going. The sooner we get back in the better as I want to get
underway and start preparing properly.
“Stuart Heath (assistant-manager) has put together a first-class
programme and there will be things that are a lot different to what
some of the lads will have done before.”