Athium Midland Football Combination
Published 30th July 2012
....Combination Premier Division campaign.
And Swifts boss Daren Fulford has his sights on another former Lambs player, after targeting left back Craig Reid.
Sheldon, most recently with Bardon Hill, has been training with Bolehall throughout pre-season, having had a brief spell at Rene Road two years ago.
Fulford said: "We are delighted Gareth has agreed to sign.
"He's got a point to prove to himself, more than anyone else.
"His body language in training is superb at the moment. He's been doing extra and has shed weight and is looking leaner.
"He's still working on his fitness but he's prepared to do that.
"Everyone knows what a good player Gareth Sheldon is.
"It didn't work out the last time he came here. Maybe the fall from Conference to Midland Combination came too quickly.
"But he's a winner and the experience he can give us this season could be massive.
"Craig Reid is also joining us for training and he's a terrific left wing-back.
"If we could get him on board as well I would be absolutely thrilled.
"I think this is the strongest squad that Bolehall has ever had and now it`s up to us to prove that.
"I want some silverware this season. That has to be the aim and hopefully myself and the players will rise to the challenge."
Meanwhile, Fulford, who is also keen to add ex-Atherstone Town midfielder Shylo Thomas to his ranks, has been reflecting on his side's opening fixtures.
Swifts have been handed a home start against Coventry Copsewood on Saturday, August 4th.
They then travel to Stafford Town on Tuesday, August 7th, and host Littleton on Saturday, August 11th.
Fulford's men then travel to local rivals Atherstone Town on Tuesday, August 14th.
"We have to be happy with a home start but it's a tricky one to have as Copsewood finished third last year," said Fulford.
"It's a busy first month with five games so we will need to make use of the squad that we have,
"The only real frustration for me is that we have Atherstone on a Tuesday night.
"I think that's a real shame. I'm sure both clubs, from an enjoyment and revenue point of view, would have loved that on a Boxing Day or at New Year, or at the very least a Saturday.
"So I'm a bit cheesed off about that, as I am sure Mark Grainger will be."