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Yeltz team starting to take shape - Hill
1:00pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in Sport
JOHN Hill feels he is finally beginning to make his mark on the Halesowen Town team.
Games have arrived thick and fast since Hill took the helm on October 1 and an increasing number of new faces too.
Defender Joe Hull and midfielders Gavin Winsper and Mitchell Botfield have joined the Yeltz in the past few days along with new head coach Kevin Barry.
And though his side lost their third league game in four with a 3-2 defeat at Gresley on Tuesday night, Hill feels the signs of progress are there.
He said: “I’ve definitely seen an improvement.
“Obviously the goals against column is not looking pretty but we are working on it, this Thursday will only be our third training session.
“Tuesday at Gresley was the first time where I felt I was picking the side, until then it was picking itself.
“I felt we did more than enough to get something out of the game and we were unlucky to come away empty handed.
“It was always going to take three or four weeks but now there is a bit of competition for places which is what we need.”
Winsper has enjoyed previous spells at Stourbridge and Bromsgrove Rovers and can also play in defence, while former Walsall trainee Hull lists Kidderminster Harriers and Redditch United among his former clubs.
Botfield, another former Walsall youngster, is the most unknown of the trio having recently spent time with BK Sport in Sweden.
The Yeltz now face a run of home fixtures, starting with Saturday’s visit of Rainworth Miners Welfare, before Leek Town head to the Grove on Tuesday.
Both visiting clubs are in the bottom half of the table but Hill is taking nothing for granted.
He said: “It will be nice to have a run of home fixtures but there are no easy games in this league.
“Rainworth have not had the best of starts but managed to draw with King’s Lynn so they will be no easy opponent.”