FALMOUTH Town manager Andrew Westgarth believes that his squad only needs a few minor adjustments ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Westgarth admitted that while the start of the season is as yet unknown due to the current coronavirus pandemic, he just wants it to begin so pre-season, which he describes as “a manager’s worst time”, can be over.

Westgarth has faced questions from members of his squad, which has seen the return of striker Jack Bowyer and right-back Kirk Davies and the departure of centre-back James Ward so far this summer, about who else may be signing for the club, but the Town boss is in no mood to make big changes.

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He said: “A couple of the lads have been texting me and saying, ‘What are we doing on the signings front?’, but this is my sixth year as manager now and I’d like to think that we’ve built a squad, so we don’t need to panic.

“You look around our squad, we’ve got strength all over the pitch, so it’s easy to go out there and go, ‘Oh let’s get three or four players’, when the reality is we just need to home in on what we’ve already built on and just tweak it a little bit.

“It’s a manager’s worst time, pre-season, because everyone twitches, and everybody is trying to outdo each other and see who can make the most noise.

“Don’t get me wrong, if you’ve got something to shout about then fair play to you, but I’d like to think that we’re quite a settled squad. We just need to maybe tweak it a tiny little bit and we can hopefully kick on from where we left off last year, because we were on a half decent run at the end of the season.

“From a manager’s point of view, I just want to get going because I hate this period!”

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Westgarth did reveal that he has a couple of potential replacements in mind for outgoing defender James Ward, who has joined Western League club Plymouth Parkway, although he is only keen on signing someone if “the right person” is available.

He said: “It’s easy to state the obvious and go, ‘We need to get a goal scorer or we need to go and get a centre-half’, but to replace players like that is difficult.

“I have got my eyes on a couple of replacements but it’s never easy to get players in and the main thing for me is getting the right players in.

“If the right person becomes available then we’ll pursue it and we’ll look at it, but I’m in no panic and I’m in no rush.”