Telford boss Andy Sinton targets experienced campaigners

Bucks boss Andy Sinton today revealed he will be targeting experienced campaigners when the January transfer window re-opens.

Andy Sinton

The AFC Telford chief, who was watching his side take on Luton Town at the New Bucks Head today, has made no secret of his desire to freshen up his squad next month in a bid to help revive their stuttering fortunes.

And he has revealed he has identified specific targets to improve the quality at his disposal.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder said he is particularly keen to bring in players with experience at Blue Square Bet Premier League or Football League level.

He said: “I would like to shuffle the pack in January. I would like to bring in two or three new faces. last year we brought in three or four (in January).

“I know what we need, I know the type of character and player we need and we will be trying as hard as we possibly can (to bring the right players in).

“We are certainly targeting people who have been in the Conference before and have a little bit of experience. We will see where we are in January but we have got targets.

“Getting them is another thing but we have got targets that I know will strengthen our squad.”

Sinton has previously stated that he may have to move players out in order to bring new faces in. Yesterday it was confirmed striker Darren Byfield would be departing in January when his contract expires.

In other club news, AFC Telford Community Coaching Programme has launched a new package called the ultimate junior match day experience. The package, for children aged 6-14, will provide professional coaching and the chance to experience a live AFC Telford United match at the New Bucks Head Stadium.

It involves professional coaching from AFC Telford United, a stadium tour, a photo with Bobby Buck, lunch inside the stadium, entry to an AFC Telford match, a complimentary match day programme and the chance to meet the players after the game.

The package, which costs £18 per child, was available for today’s game against Luton Town and is also available for home games against Southport on January 5 and Alfreton Town on January 19. For further information contact community coaching officer Luke Shelley on 07824 375869 or email community@telfordutd.co.uk