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Garforth’s opening fixture doesn’t come much tougher as Hunter gives thoughts ahead of tie

Garforth Town’s opening fixtures doesn’t come much tougher than an away trip to one of the promotion favourites Bridlington Town.

Rob Hunter and his side have had to re-build most of their squad following an off-season departure of most of their players but Rob Hunter’s side will be hopeful that they can start the season with a win.

“Bridlington will be one of the top four sides in the league this year so a really tough start to the season for us. Their spine last season was as good as most and Jake Day is one of the most dangerous forwards in the league.

“It is a new start for Garforth this season and I believe we will be much stronger than last season due to the experience we have brought in. Alex Low will be as good as any CH in this division and Devonte Morton has goals written all over him.

“I think we are still a little bit behind the curve in terms of fitness just now and we might not be at our best for 3 or 4 games due to 16 new players at the club, they are still learning about each other and working out who are the leaders.

“A couple of players such as Sanchez Payne and Curtly Martin-Whyatt are going to be great for us this season but are still a few weeks away from being fully fit, when they are I can see them tearing this league up and causing problems to a few teams.

“One to watch out for, Daniel Omesibi could be a real find, still a raw kid just now but has some great talent and I think he will play at a much higher level in the future. Our new keeper Toby Wells has been impressive in preseason and will be important for us.

“Couple of Lads playing this level for the first time such as Kieran Holmes and Mark Ferguson could have big impacts. I feel we can be competitive this season and may shock a few.”

Main photograph by Non League Yorkshire.

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