COLWYN BAY manager Steve Pope recalls Robbie Williams for today’s friendly against Unibond Premier Division side Hednesford Town (3pm), writes Tim Channon.
Williams will play in midfield alongside Steve Aspinall, newly-signed from Altrincham.
The team will be near as possible to what the manager considers his strongest line-up as he begins his final preparations for the new season, and although there may be a couple of triallists, he plans to keep substitutions to a minimum.
Pope said: ”We trained very hard on Thursday and I’ll have to check if any players have had a reaction to that before decidingŠon the team, but I will be looking to give the starting line-up a good 75 or 80 minutes together.
Š”I want to see an improvement on the last two games. The players set a standard and showed what they can do against Tranmere and we’ve got to start producing that week in week out.
“It is inevitable individual players will be below par sometimes, but I still expect them toŠgive me a six-out-of-10 performance. A four or five Šisn’t acceptable.”
Hednesford, who finished eighth in the Premier Division last season, have made a number of new signings, including striker Louis Briscoe who scored 19 goals for Leek Town last year. They are unbeaten in their last four pre-season games, including a 4-0 win over a Stoke City XI.