1st Oct, 2020

Heeley eyeing a City shake-up

Worcester Editorial 22nd Apr, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

MANAGER Carl Heeley has admitted he will ring the changes to his Worcester City side this summer in a bid to improve on this season’s achievements.

The Blue and Whites can look back on a memorable FA Cup run and a guaranteed top ten finish in the league, but have once more struggled to hit the back of the net as regularly as Heeley would have liked, finding themselves joint third lowest scorers in Conference North.

And bar Sean Geddes and Connor Gater, who were tied down on 18-month deals at the turn of the year, all other City players will see their contracts up in the summer and Heeley said everyone is playing for their future.

“We want to improve on this season,” he said. “I am sure we will all look back in years to come and months to come with fond memories but you can’t just accept that, you have got to look to move forward.

“It gets tougher and tougher to move forward, you get to a point where you hit a brick wall and there is only so much you can achieve, but we want to try and replicate what we have done as a bare minimum.

“If we can move forward we will do that but we are going to bring some more personnel in, as will most clubs if not all clubs, so let’s get the season over and see what happens in the summer.”

The emergence of academy youngsters Dean Waldron, Joao Sousa and Jamie Smith into the first team has been another bright spark for Worcester, but Heeley said they must continue to improve to cement themselves in the squad.

“Whether they will be heavily involved is down to those individuals,” he added.“They have got a bright future but they haven’t really achieved anything yet.

“I am sure they will all get minutes before the end of the season and it is up to them to finish the season strongly, come back in pre-season, keep improving and they have got an opportunity to become big players for us next season.”

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