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Watson Keen on Keeping Salmon

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New AFC Telford United boss Liam Watson has expressed an interest in retaining defender Will Salmon for the….

….forthcoming Blue Square Bet North season.

Assistant-manager Dominic Morley said the new Bucks chief spoke to Salmon at the club’s end-of-season presentation evening to discuss the possibility of him staying on at the New Bucks Head.

Further talks have not yet been held but Watson is set to return from a holiday this week and Morley expects further discussions to be held shortly.

He said: “Liam has spoken to him and expressed a wish for him to stay. Things haven’t moved on from there but he is back this week.”

Should a deal be struck to keep Salmon at the club for next season, he would be the third player from last season’s squad to be kept on so far following Telford’s relegation from the Conference Premier.

Goalkeeper Ryan Young was given a new one-year contract last month and defender Dan Preston has also received the same deal.

Salmon, who plays predominantly at right-back, said that he was delighted that Watson had expressed an interest in keeping him.

But he added that nothing had been signed and sealed yet, and he expects to speak to Watson later this week about the situation.

Meanwhile, the search for further new recruits has continued this week and Morley said that a couple of transfer targets have been made offers to join the Bucks.

“We have made a couple of them offers. I think they are just weighing things up,” he said.

Morley added, though, that the club would need answers soon as they continue to reshape the playing squad ahead of a planned promotion challenge in the non-league’s second tier.

So far the Bucks have brought in two new recruits – midfielder Sean Clancy and defender Simon Grand.

“Sometimes it goes quiet and people might think that nothing is happening but that is not to say we aren’t working hard to get people in. But it has got to be right for Telford,” he said.

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