Wilkin on the look-out for a keeper after Hornby leaves

Sam Hornby has joined Kidderminster Harriers
Sam Hornby has joined Kidderminster Harriers
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Brackley Town manager Kevin Wilkin has yet to find a keeper for the forthcoming campaign.

Sam Hornby, who was on-loan at St James Park last season from Burton Albion, has gone to Kidderminster Harriers.

I’ve brought in younger players who I feel fit the profile I want at the club

Saints boss Kevin Wilkin

Wilkin is still hoping to find an experienced keeper but admits he may have to go down the loan route again and bring in a young keeper from a Football League club.

Wilkin said: “It was disappointing to lose Sam [Hornby] but Kidderminster Harriers are a bigger club than us. I would like to get an experience keeper but it may be that we take a younger keeper on-loan from a league club.”

The Saints boss is happy with the players he has retained and the ones he’s brought in, having worked with most of them in the past. And the big-money earners have gone.

He added: “I’ve brought in younger players who I feel fit the profile I want at the club. There will be no-one here any more on stupid money.

“I know four of the new players from my time at Nuneaton. Others have tasted success at Solihull Moors last season but would have wanted to have had more game time.

“I’ve kept a few players from last season, we finished it well despite it going to the last game.”

Saints begin their pre-season build-up with a home game against Sky Bet League Two champions Northampton Town next Saturday. League One MK Dons, recently relegated from the Championship, visit St James Park the following weekend.

While most of us settle down to watch tonight’s (Thursday) second Euro 2016 semi-final, Banbury United will be kicking-off their pre-season campaign.

And the Puritans could not have asked for a much sterner test as they entertain Eastleigh.