WESTFIELDS manager Phil Glover says his players have been given a clean slate in pre-season.

Pegasus fielded a host of youth players and trialists alongside their senior squad players in their 3-1 win over Hereford Pegasus.

Glover says that competition for places and some fresh faces is a good thing for his squad.


"It's a clean slate which I've said from day one," said Glover.

"People need to come in and show their fitness. The new lads need to come in and show me that they're good enough.

"The young lads need to show me that they are good enough to step up and be in and around the first team, week in and week out.

"We're in good shape, we're happy where things are off and on the pitch and we're certainly ahead of where we were last year in terms of recruitment and players.

"Any club wants competition for places,just because you're a senior player doesn't give you a right to play.

"We don't want to count our chickens too early but the group feels really good and we haven't had that for a while.

"You've always got to freshen up even when you're going well. We've got a few players we're looking at and they've been really good.

"I'm really impressed with them in training, I've just got to see them in games now."

Westfields have formed a development team that will play in the Herefordshire Premier Division which will be managed by Luke Johnston.

"One of the key missing ingredients at the club was the lack of a development team to support our first team in their pursuit of promotion to (non-league) step four.

"As in previous years, the team have been well placed going into the new year, however, the lack of depth in the squad has proved our Achilles heel.

"Our pool of players has been restricted to a first team squad along with a few under-18’s and the necessity of a development team playing at a competitive level was a must.

"We believe it’s a platform that will allow players to step up from under-18 football into men’s football, as well as providing a playing opportunity in the rehabilitation of players returning from injury and passing on there experience as senior players.

"We thank Jon Nash from Hereford FC under 18’s for their support."