Dolly Blues are hoping to keep veteran trio at the club next season

Lancaster boss Mark Fell is hopeful that some of the more experienced players in his squad will commit to the cause once again next season.

By Craig Salmon
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 4:45 pm
David Norris
David Norris

Veterans stars David Norris, Matty Blinkhorn and Glenn Steel were all influential figures for the Dolly Blues during the 2019/20 campaign before it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Leeds United and Ipswich ace Norris enjoyed a fine career as a professional and proved his quality many times last season.

Steel has been a fine servant for the Dolly Blues over the years while Blinkhorn popped up with some important goals despite suffering one or two injuries.

It is believed all three are weighing up their options, but Fell is confident that they will be part of his plans for the future.

“I have spoken to everybody within the squad and everybody seems very keen to stay,” said Fell .

“I don’t anticipate losing anyone.

“Some of the older players like David Norris, Matty Blinkhorn and Glen Steel, I have sort of given them a little bit more time to make a decision.

“I think all three have considered retiring, but in the same vein all three have said to me that they want to stay on and feel like they can carry on.

“They are fit and healthy and feel like they can contribute. It’s great to hear that but I don’t want to rush them into making a decision.

“They have now got a bit of time to make sure they make the right decision.

“There will of course be additions but I don’t envisage any all sale changes in terms of people leaving us.

“But it is very much still early days and up in the air.

“If we are going to start pre-season training at the end of July, then I will need a very good indication in the next week as to what is coming in for the first day of pre-season.

“I can’t force the issue with these players because we may not start at all due to the coronavirus.

“The uncertainty of not knowing what we are going to do is painful.”