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Bacup Borough player Alex Luby will be hoping to catch the attention of his manager Brent Peters more often during the coming season, and with competition for places extremely tight, the young forward knows that he’ll need to be at his best to gain a regular shirt.

Alex has been at the club for several seasons and during that time continued to be an impact player coming off the bench in the majority of games, and even though in 2019/20 he was voted Managers Player of the Year for commitment and professionalism, the tricky winger won’t be satisfied until he’s putting on a borough shirt more regularly.

Chatting to Alex, he said. “It’s great to be back in training with the lads and being put through our paces. We know that if we’re going to compete at the top end of the league we’ll need to be fit and ready to go.”

When asked about his own personal goals for the coming season, Alex was clear what his focus was. “I’m looking for more minutes on the pitch, it’s as simple as that. Getting a chance to prove myself, and to show Brent and Dave that I can play. I know that there’s some good players competing for the same shirt but I’ll be up for the challenge.”

Training began last week with David Felgate and Jimmy Petruzzi orchestrating most of the drills with coaching staff from the U21s taking part and manager Brent Peters watching on from the sidelines making notes.

The manager knows too well that what happens over the next few weeks leading up to the start of the season will have a big effect on how it may pan out.

“I’ve been really impressed by the lads' attitude since returning back for pre-season. It’s clear to see that the majority have been working on their own fitness during Covid and that can only be a positive. In pre-season it’s a blank piece of paper, a new season, a new start. It’s up to every single player to work their socks off and try to impress the management staff. We’ve got a few friendlies planned between now and the start, so there'll be plenty of time for them all to stake a claim for a shirt.”

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