The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 15th June 2012
....looks to bring through a host of talented youngsters at the Arriva Stadium.
The Crosby outfit have endured a frustrating summer thus far, losing a trio of first-teamers – Aaron Rey, Neil Harvey and Sam Barnes – to NPL Premier Division rivals Hednesford Town.
But having added to their numbers with the signings of Michael Ordish and Karl Noon from Southport and Colwyn Bay respectively, and with Lynch hopeful of signing a defender and a forward in the next seven days, those departures have been offset somewhat.
And the Mariners boss believes that the club’s successful reserve and youth teams could also provide an injection of fresh quality to his ranks this season. “The reserves had a fantastic season and so did the under-18s,” said Lynch. “It has always been our plan, a three-year plan, to bring through players from those teams, and we have the talent to do so.
“There are six lads who are really impressing – John Connolly, Mike Brown, Tom Bobb, Anthony Shinks, Karl Bergqvist and Liam Duff – and they will be given the chance to move up next season I’m sure.”
He added: “Marine is known as a club which gives young players a chance, and we intend to continue that philosophy. It is now up to the players themselves, and how much they want it, to decide if they can add something to the team.”
On the captures of Ordish, who had a loan spell at the club last season, and Noon, Lynch added: “I have high hopes for these two.
“Karl is someone I’ve known since he was 18, when he was released by Liverpool and turned up at Vauxhall. He is someone who I think has got better with age.
“He has pace, a great leap and a great work ethic. He fits the bill of the kind of player we want to build our team around – a young, hungry lad who now has a bit of experience under his belt too.”