Selby Town committed to recruiting local players

Leon Sewell
Sewell has also managed at Hutton Cranswick in the Central Mid-west League

Selby Town's new manager wants to build a successful team with strong local links this season.

Leon Sewell has taken over from Gary Paton who took charge following Mick Gray's resignation last season.

Sewell told BBC Radio York: "The main aim is to make it as local as possible. There's enough talent within the area to select a strong enough team.

"The main aim is to get the locality back into the club and obviously with a mixture of youth and experience."

Sewell added: "We've managed to retain a few lads that finished the season off.

"There's quite a few of the young lads that have come back, and as for the others there's a mixture of lads from Selby themselves and from the York and Tadcaster area.

"There are a few lads come from Hull and also there's a car load come from Grimsby.

"We know bits and bobs about individuals but at the end of the day football is a team game so its all about how the lads gel together and work as a team.

"It's my job to put a team out and hopefully we're going to excel and succeed in the league."