Housham vows to spend rest of budget wisely
STEVE HOUSHAM insists Gainsborough Trinity will not "chuck money around for the sake of it" as he prepares to intensify his recruitment drive.
The Blues boss believes he is two or three players short of the squad he wants for the new season which kicks off in little over a month.
Housham has already been busy in the transfer market having signed Greg Young from Alfreton as a replacement for Andrew Boyce who joined Lincoln City.
Highly-rated winger Terry Hawkridge and defender Josh Wilde have also signed from Carlton Town and Buxton respectively.
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However, Housham is not finished in wheeling and dealing and will run the rule over a vast number of trialists.
But he said Gainsborough would not be throwing money around on just anybody.
"We are going to have a look at a few players during the summer and a lot of them will play in the first two friendlies," he said.
"It's up to them to impress us but I will say now we will not chuck money around for the sake of it.
"We will be looking at these players and making sure they fit the identity of the club.
"The players we want have to want to work hard and be successful, not just look to come here for a wage packet.
"I want them to show to me they want to try and take Gainsborough Trinity to the next level.
"We have had lots of CVs in from players and we've sifted through the ones that we want to run our eyes over. I don't want them to try and over impress, they have to be natural and I will soon know if they have what it takes."
Housham said Trinity have benefited from their success last season as a number of players are eager to join the Blues on the premise they are in line for a good season.
With the Blues chief aiming to finish higher than fourth next term, he is keen to mould a squad together that is capable of challenging for promotion again.
And he said finishing the season as strongly as they did last term has undoubtedly made players sit up and take notice.
"A lot of players know what we achieved last season and can see we want to go one better this year," he said.
"They can see we have a very good structure at the club and that we want to go places.
"Last season helped put us on the map so to speak and that's certainly attracted players' interest.
"There is absolutely no way I want to experience what we went through last season again. We want to win promotion either by finishing first or going up via the play-offs."