13 June 2013

Bodmin Town boss Gilbert on player ins and outs

Source: Cornish Guardian 13th June

BODMIN Town have confirmed an approach has been made by Truro City for Olly Brokenshire – but manager Darren Gilbert remains hopeful the midfielder will remain at Priory Park.

Brokenshire, who is understood to have turned down a move to former club St Austell, is due to hold talks with new Truro City manager Steve Massey this week.

If Brokenshire does decide to move to Treyew Road and play Southern League Premier Division football next season, he would become the fifth player to leave Bodmin this summer.

However, there remains every possibility that Brokenshire could turn down the chance to play at higher level and remain at Bodmin.
Gilbert said: "Olly is still a Bodmin player, he is speaking to Truro out of courtesy.
"He has turned down a move to St Austell and will now speak to Truro and listen to what they have to say."

Adam Carter and Shane Krac have linked up with former Launceston and Liskeard manager John Clarkson at Southern League Tiverton Town, while Steve Colwell, and Luke Rundle have joined Plymouth Parkway.


Despite the shock exodus of players, less than a couple of months after Bodmin were crowned Premier Division champions, Gilbert remains unnerved and insists his squad will be stronger than ever next season.

He said: "I have no issue with those who have left, but with some signings in the offing I am confident we will be just as strong next year."

Bodmin will begin their title defence at home to Witheridge on August 10 after the fixtures for the 2013/14 season were announced last week.

Elsewhere, Reg Hambly's Camelford, who finished ninth for a second successive season, begin their third campaign in the top flight at home to Elburton Villa.

Launceston, meanwhile, face a trip to Premier Division new boys Elmore. Saltash United, who last week confirmed the appointment of Martin Burgess as their new manager, host St Blazey on the opening day, while Liskeard Athletic welcome Alan Carey's Newquay to Lux Park.

Former Bodmin boss Carey, who guided Town to the old South Western League title in 2006, was confirmed as the Peppermints' new manager last week, succeeding Glynn Hooper, who stood down after two seasons at Mount Wise last month and has now become head coach at Truro City.

1 comment:

  1. First day game.

    Saturdat 10th August -

    Helston Athletic v Truro City Reserves. 3.00 pm Kick Off.