10:40am Thursday 10th April 2014
TONY Gore says he is concerned about Dudley Sports losing their talented young players in the close-season.
The boss is worried he will face another rebuilding job for the 2014/15 campaign should bigger clubs again come calling.
"My biggest challenge after the season has finished will be keeping the young players we have," he said. "It is something that happens to us every year because we are renowned for having good young players that we give chances to.
"It is very annoying and at times can be soul destroying. We have some young lads that have had a fantastic season, so it is a worry that they may not be here next year.
"If they are here then it will be fantastic for us, but if they're not then we'll just have to start again. There is nothing we can do but try to make it as enjoyable as we can for them to play for us."
Dudley Sports were set to take on Black Country Rangers last night following last Saturday's 2-0 home defeat against Pegasus Juniors.
They will then travel to face Wolverhampton Casuals this Saturday.
Sports will be without Jack Hickman for two to three weeks due to a knee injury but were set to hand a debut to former Bartley Green player Carl Tromans last night.
Meanwhile, Dudley Town are set to face tough tests against teams near the top of the West Midlands Premier Division.
After drawing 2-2 at home to Bewdley last Saturday, The Robins were due to play Wolverhampton Sporting Community last night before then taking on fourth-placed Wolverhampton Casuals away tomorrow and third-placed Pegasus Juniors away this Saturday.
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