Clubs show interest in Helston stars
HELSTON Athletic manager Sid Taylor admits it is almost 'inevitable' that the club's best players will attract interest this summer following their achievements this season.
After finishing second in Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Division One West and taking treble winners Bodmin Town to a replay in the Cornwall Senior Cup final, a number of Blues players are being targeted by other clubs, Taylor confirmed this week.
Liam Eddy and Mark Goldsworthy scored 85 goals between them in the league alone this season, and a number of clubs will no doubt be attempting to test Helston's resolve.
Truro City are the latest club believed to be monitoring the pair, though Taylor remains confident both will commit their future to the club for another season.
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He said: "To be honest I'd be worried if they weren't linked with other clubs after the season they've just had.
"It's inevitable that clubs with money are going to come in for your best players, but that can only reflect well on our club.
"It's the rumour season now and I'm sure we will hear all sorts in the weeks to come.
"I'm quite confident most will stay, but I will be talking to everybody soon."
Taylor also revealed that he will be sitting down with Helston chairman Roger Hannaford to discuss his own future.
The Blues' boss is keen to spend a fourth season in charge at Kellaway Parc, with promotion to the South West Peninsula League top flight his ultimate aim.
He said: "At some point I'll be speaking to the chairman, and we'll take things from there.
"The club needs to be heading in the right direction, and if he shares my ambition then I'm happy to stay."
Last year Taylor accepted his squad's request to continue training after the end of the season.
However, following their exertions this season, the Blues will be taking a four-week break before returning to training in June.
He said: "Last year we carried on, but I think it's probably best if we have a little break after this season.
"If the lads had their way they would play right the way through, but I think after all the games they've played this season, following our cup runs, a rest will do us good."
After finishing runners-up to champions Godolphin Atlantic, many already expect Helston to be the front runners for promotion next season.
Competition will again be tough, according to Taylor.
He said: "It's not easy to win this league, as we have found out this season.
"There are some strong teams and I expect next season to be even tougher."