Town boss Bolt sweats on his players.

PUBLISHED: 10:36 05 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:46 09 April 2010

EXMOUTH?Town boss Jody Bolt is still pondering over just who will run out in his first side of the season.

EXMOUTH?Town boss Jody Bolt is still pondering over just who will run out in his first side of the season.

The new Southern Road chief has confessed that, until he actually shuts the dressing room door prior to despatching his new side to contest the opening Peninsula League Eastern Division game of the season at home to Alphington on Saturday August 15, he is not 100% sure as to who will be in the Town colours.

Bolt says: "I have a side in my mind that I think will do the club justice, but it's very much a case of wait and see because there is so much player movement that seems to go on at this stage of the pre-season and a player can tell you he's coming to you one day and the next be off somewhere else."

Bolt has been struck down by a bug in recent days, which has left him unable to be out on the training ground, but he remains very focussed, and very excited, about the coming campaign.

Bolt says: "I am very excited about this particular campaign. I have long yearned for the opportunity to have a crack at this level and it has long been a contention of mine that in and around the surrounding areas of the Town there are comfortably enough good players to grace this level of the game. I accept that it is not going to be a walk in the park and, indeed, we will have out moments along the way, but if we can combine good old-fashioned, honest, hard work and get our share of lady luck, then I feel confident that we will see Exmouth Town do well this season."

The Town League season start is not for the faint-hearted as they play four games in the opening fortnight, including a trip to Exeter to meet last year's champions, Exeter Civil Service.

Adding spice to the mix is the fact that the Civil Service side will have former Town boss Richard Pears in the dugout.

Then, on the second Saturday of the season, Town make one of their shortest trips of the season when they pop along to Endurance Park, Lympstone, to meet the Royal Marines AFC in the derby game and they bring a difficult first month to an end with the Southern Road visit of Galmpton Gents on Saturday August 29.

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