No rush to sign new players for AFC Sudbury boss

AFC Sudbury’s manager Darren Batch has revealed he is not about to launch a full-scale raid on his old club Wroxham.

Batch spent four years building up the Yatchsmen with promising young players, but will not attempt to sound them all out for a move south to his new club.

The founder and managing director of children’s sports coaching company Premier Sports is keen to assess what he has at his disposal at King’s Marsh before looking to fill up spaces in his squad with new signings.

“I am not looking to raid Wroxham for every player they have,” he said. “The most important thing is the players we have already got.

“As a team, yes, we probably under performed (last season) but my job is to gel those individuals as a team so it does not happen again.

He added: “The nucleus of the squad is there, but I need to speak to them first.”

The former Cambridge United player already has a trio of players signed up on contracts before he was appointed last week — captain Sam Clarke, striker James Baker and midfielder Michael Shinn.

But he now has decisions to make on the rest of the squad, who he was due to meet with before going on holiday this week.