CREWE FC boss Ian O'Reilly has called on his players to follow the example set by midfielder Alan Brown.
Brown was named as player of the year and players' player of the year at the club's recent annual presentation evening.
He played in every game of last season's Mid-Cheshire League Division Two campaign and was instrumental in many of their best moments.
O'Reilly said: 'Alan was head and shoulders above the rest and is the first to ever scoop both awards at Crewe FC.
'He was over the moon but he really deserved it. His attitude was spot-on and he improved as a player and as a person last season. It would be great if a few more of our lads followed his example.'
Training is well under way at the Razza, next to the Cumberland Arena in Thomas Street. Three midfielders are on trial, while keep Steve Harding has taken on some of the coaching responsibilities.
O'Reilly added: 'We have been pleased with the numbers we have been getting, and to be fair the lads look in pretty decent shape, although some could do with a bit of extra work.
'It could be said things were going a bit stale but Steve has come in and breathed new life into the coaching side of things, and is doing well.
'We will test out a few different ideas with personnel, and look at different formations before the start of the season.'
Crewe travel to Chelleston on Saturday for their first friendly, before visiting Abbey Hulton on Saturday July 29.