Interview 20/6/17 Will Stuart with James Tose

“Its Every Man For Themselves”

I spoke to manager James Tose as his side returned to pre-season training on Tuesday night. He spoke about the first session back:
“I think its been great. At the end of a season, you finish and want a rest and the lads have had a couple of weeks off. Now they’re back and itching to play, the turn out shows what a good group of lads we have with over twenty people here.”

“ There’s only four or five missing from the squad due to work or holidays, so it shows that everyone is desperate to be involved with Carlisle City next season.”
“We want to build on from last season and we’re looking forward to having a young, mobile team with plenty of pace. Hopefully, we can play some decent attacking football.”

On plans for pre-season James had this to say:
“The first couple of weeks is about fitness, but regardless of results in pre-season, its all about aiming towards August 12th which will be the first league fixture. Obviously, it would be nice to get some wins as it gets the positivity and confidence going but, the main aim is to give everyone some minutes under their belt and an opportunity to show what they can do.”

“Obviously, there are always casualties along the way where we’ve got new faces in to strengthen the squad, but with that there is a fall out at the other end with players who might not get the opportunities they did last season. So, it’s a case of competition for places and every man for themselves.”

“The opportunity is there for the players to show what they are doing pre-season and we’re very much looking forward to getting stuck in. Its always good to get the first one out of the way, and I think there was a good vibe and everyone felt comfortable as we have a bit of consistency with the squad.”

“Its good to have new lads who have either previously played for Carlisle City or they know the lads which adds to the team spirit that we’ve got. It all felt natural and normal as if they have been here for a while.”

-Will Stuart

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