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No deadline for AFC Telford trio, says Larry Chambers

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Assistant boss Larry Chambers insists there is no set deadline that has been given for three AFC Telford United players to commit their futures to the club.

Larry Chambers

Dwayne Samuels, Jack Rea and Eddie Jones – all regular starters for the Bucks last season – are understood to have been offered fresh terms by the club for the upcoming campaign.

And when asked if there is a specific date they need to come back with an answer by, Chambers said: "No, not really.

"We are hoping to know more in the next seven to 10 days.

"There's no real rush though as we don't start pre-season until the end of the month. There is no deadline."

Full-back Samuels, aged 26, recently revealed on Twitter 'if I'm not at AFC next season I'm not playing football'.

He made 41 National League North appearances but also added on social media he needed to 'try and get my head right'.

Rea, 24, joined from Bradford Park Avenue in January 2015 and played 33 league games last term – the most of any Bucks midfielder.

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Jones, 25, caught the eye early on in his New Bucks Head spell, netting twice from midfield, and recently had a hernia operation.

Both central midfielders are believed to be attracting interest from other non-league clubs.

Telford have been busy so far this summer, announcing 15 players for this upcoming season's squad.

They are set to welcome several players for pre-season training and friendlies.

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The likes of Benji Robinson, Dan Frances and Jordan Broome – who were involved in the first team last term after impressing in the youth ranks – will be among those looking to stake a claim.

On how recruitment has gone so far, Chambers said: "We were prepared to be patient, that was the aim.

"We didn't want to rush but people came about who we felt fit the bill, so we got them in. We have been a bit lucky in that respect.

"We've got 15 now and there's no hurry to have the squad finished, we have got a lot of time left yet."

He added: "There is a good amount of players coming in for pre-season too who we will be looking at.

"The proof is in the pudding, and we are happy with the recruitment so far."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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