Boss: “It’s all about us being ready”

Pemberton looks ahead to Bromsgrove and signings…

Harriers host Bromsgrove Sporting at Aggborough on Saturday, with boss John Pemberton keeping a firm focus on the new season that’s now just a couple of weeks away.

The Reds host Sporting in a pre-season encounter (3pm) with the National League North opener against Leamington fast approaching on August 3rd.

Pemberton revealed that he is getting closer to adding further additions to his squad, but stressed the importance of remaining patient to ensure that the right additions are made.

“We’ve got a few things still ongoing, hopefully they will come off and we will see some new faces coming in to add to what we’ve got,” revealed the gaffer.

“I did say right at the start that it will take time, I don’t mind spending the time and I don’t want to panic into bringing someone else in and not get the one we want.

“One of the big things as well for me is with the old faces that have been here, I think you’ll see a different mentality and a different side to them at the moment, and long may that continue”.

“…Bromsgrove Sporting will be a different style of game, possibly a lot more similar to the kind of teams that we will be facing…” John Pemberton

Pemberton has been pleased with the impact made by young players coming through the Academy and U23s setup, who’ve he’s given good opportunities to so far in pre-season.

“I also said that everybody would have a chance, I’ve had the opportunity to look at everybody that’s here – including the U23s team,” said Pemberton.

“If you look at young Knory Scott, he’s come in and is now training with us full time, he has quality that I like, and I think that can be added to what we’ve got.

“That’s a plus not only for him, but also for the everyone that is connected with the U23s”.

Addressing the meeting with Sporting, Pemberton is looking forward to a different type of test that will help his team prepare for the start of the season.

“Bromsgrove Sporting will be a different style of game, possibly a lot more similar to the kind of teams that we will be facing,” he added.

“The games against Aston Villa and Bristol Rovers have given us a different kind of problem, I think we’ve acquitted ourselves really well in both.

“We’ve still got a lot of work to do without getting carried away, as we’re not anywhere near where I want us to be, but the lads are really working hard.

“It’s all about us being ready for the first game on 3rd August – being fit both physically and mentally for the season ahead.”

Admission at Aggborough on Saturday is £10 adults, £6 concessions and £1 U16s.

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