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Patience is the name of the game for Scole United during 2019/20

New Scole United head coach Lee Sturgeon has admitted that some patience will need to be shown with his young side this season.

Over the last few months the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division outfit have seen a handful of players move to Diss Town, who are managed by former Scole boss Jon Abbott.

Nevertheless, Sturgeon is pleased with the options that remain as he looks to build something for the future.

Scole United Football Club
Scole United Football Club

“I am happy with how the summer has gone. We expected to lose a couple more to Diss but we have got a couple in and they have settled in nicely,” he said. “I want to build something here. With young players you can have some inconsistencies – they are really good one week and then mistakes happen the next.

“These things take time and we will need to be patient. The key thing is we have retained Ben Norton-Hugman and Kevin Riches, who become captain and vice-captain, along with existing young players.”

In terms of incomings Sturgeon has added Ben Gibbs and Alex Gardiner from his former club Stanton while Tom Gardiner – brother of Alex – has arrived from AFC Sudbury Reserves.

The side will get their 2019/20 Premier Division campaign under way on Tuesday at home against a Norwich CEYMS team managed by ex-Diss chief Ross Potter (6.30pm).

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