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Danylyk positive ahead of season opener

11 months ago By Dominic Hynes

Belper Town manager Anthony Danylyk is excited ahead of the new season after a difficult pre-season for his players.

The Nailers managed just one win during their preparations for the new season, beating Kirby Muxloe 2-1.

However, the Nailers were unbeaten at home during pre-season, playing only against opposition from a higher level in these games, drawing with Rushall Olympic, Mickleover Sports and Chesterfield.

But Danylyk is happy with the way that his side developed over the eight games they played and is not bothered by the results.

Danylyk said: “On paper it doesn’t read as a good pre-season, but it’s a time to get minutes in the legs and hopefully get players up to speed ready for the first competitive game.

“We are pleased with pre-season in terms of team performance and how we want to play. I think the side at times has played some really good attacking football which is something Paul (Donnelly) and I wanted to bring to Belper.”

Belper, just like many non-league sides across the country, have had a number of players missing over the course of pre-season to go on holiday.

But Danylyk is looking forward to the build up to the first game of the season against Basford United, a period where he will have his full squad available alongside him for training.

He said: “It’s difficult to get a settled side with players going on holidays during the break and having to work, but hopefully now we will get a good weeks training with the lads to get ready for the Basford game.

“The lads that we have brought in have all settled well and fans can be expecting to see a few further additions before the beginning of the season on Saturday.”

The Nailers start to the season looks rather difficult, facing a Basford side who are one of the title favourites, adding former Alfreton Town men Dominic Roma, Liam Hearn and Laurie Wilson to their ranks.

Updated 12:44 - 8 Aug 2017 by David Laughlin

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