BRIDGWATER Town FC’s players are set to return to training next Tuesday (July 7).

Co-manager Dave Pearse told the Mercury: “We’ll have some lighter sessions, with players split into groups of five or six, to blow the cobwebs away.

“I’m hoping the season can start in September, after a few friendlies in August - that’s the best case scenario.”

Regarding the make-up of the Robins squad, Pearse added: “The team who finished last season are staying, apart from a couple, and we have a couple of new players coming in.

“We have a clean slate this year, with a squad of 16 or 17, and we will try to be harder to beat.

“We want players who’ll work hard and do their best for Bridgwater.”


EDINGTON football ace Archie Collins, meanwhile, is set to be involved in Exeter City’s League Two play-off final clash with Northampton Town at Wembley tonight.

Collins helped the Grecians overcome Colchester United after extra time in last week’s semi-final second leg, as the 20-year-old midfielder played a perfect through ball for Ryan Bowman to score the winner.

Collins, who was born in Taunton and grew up in Edington, just outside of Bridgwater, began his footballing journey at Ashcott Youth, before being spotted at an Exeter development centre at Chilton Trinity School as an under-8 player.

This is Exeter's third play-off final in the last four seasons - the previous two bringing defeat against Blackpool and Coventry City.