Goodfellow never had doubts over Redruth
Redruth scrum-half Greg Goodfellow said it was an easy decision for him to stay at the National League Two South club this season.
The former Scotland Under-21 international was an excellent addition to the Reds' squad last season, scoring six tries in 26 appearances.
Goodfellow, who also had a short spell with the club on loan from the Cornish Pirates in 2010, was one of the first names Redruth confirmed as part of their 2012-13 squad.
He said: "It was quite easy for me to sign here last season and again this summer. I've been very fortunate. I came along to Redruth a couple of years ago when I was at Pirates, so I met the boys then and got to know the place and the supporters.
"One of the big factors this club has got in its favour – no matter what happens off the field or on it – is that the boys here stick together and look out for each other.
"There is plenty of banter flying about and I get most of the stick, to be quite honest, but there's a good camaraderie here and that is definitely one of the things that drew me to the club."
The 26-year-old is hoping for improvement in Redruth's away form this season. They won just four times away from the Recreation Ground last term.
"The main thing we can work on is just our attitude away from home," said Goodfellow. "Redruth has been a fortress for years and years. Every team that comes here has always been very weary.
"We have to take that presence on the road with the same attitude and frame of mind as if we're playing at the Rec.
"We've got new management and a good group of core players that are here from last year. We've got new faces here too.
"There's no reason why we can't go on the road and improve on last year, which was a bit dismal to be honest.
"There is lots of room for improvement. I think you will see a different Redruth team from last year, for sure."
The senior players will be given greater responsibility by new head coach Adrian Edwards when the new season begins on September 1 with a trip to Taunton.
Goodfellow said: "The club has a big future. This season, it is time for us – the older ones and those who have been here a while – to step up to the plate."
The Cornish Pirates seem set to sign Bristol lock Darren Barry.
The former England Under-19 international is a prouduct of the Bristol Academy and also played for Filton College and Old Redcliffians. Barry spent most of last season on loan to National League Two South side Clifton.