Eastbourne Town boss Danny Bloor is determined to achieve success at the Saffrons using homegrown talent.
Town have bolstered their squad in recent weeks by signing three of Eastbourne’s most promising young players.
Striker Trevor McCreadie, Ollie Lockyear and Dan Bolwell have joined the Saffrons outfit.
Bloor said, “All three live within walking distance of the Saffrons and that can only be good for the town and good for the club.
“Where possible we want to bring in the best of the local players and get them playing in our first team.
“We want players to have an affinity with the club and want to play here.
“Somethimes that is not always the case. When you bring a player in from out of Town, winning and losing may not mean quite so much.
“It maybe be a pipe-dream but in an ideal world I would like 16 players in my first team squad all from Eastbourne.
“That is something myself and Garry Wilson will work towards.”
In the shorter term Bloor has the pressing issue of facing his former club Worthing at the Saffrons tomorrow (Saturday) as they search for Ryman League division one south points. Bloor added, “ We have had a busy schedule and I believe last week’s postponement helped us. We are raring to go again.”Sonny Cobbs is suspended and Ross Sutton has an injured hamstring.