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Danny Hone among trialists for Gainsborough Trinity

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: July 20, 2012

Bidding for a deal: Danny Hone (pictured playing for Lincoln City) has been on trial at Gainsborough Trinity

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Gainsborough Trinity's unblemished cruise through their pre-season schedule will be tested to the full with a difficult double-header this weekend.

Tonight, the Blues welcome Blue Square Premier outfit Mansfield Town to the Northolme.

That game is followed on Saturday with a trip to Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

Friday could also see the return of Trinity manager Steve Housham, who has missed the pre-season games so far while on holiday.

However, the team have been in good hands with assistant manager Lee Warren guiding them through three games unbeaten, including an impressive performance against Grimsby Town last Saturday.

"We have been pleased with the team so far," said Warren.

"They are showing signs of doing the things we want from them. We are trying to keep the ball better this season and we are putting an emphasis on that confidence on the ball.

"They are taking that on board and we have been pleased with what we have seen so far."

The Blues started their pre-season campaign with a bang when beating Lincolnshire League champions Cleethorpes Town 3-1.

They followed that with an impressive display against Blue Square Premier neighbours Grimsby Town, drawing the game 2-2.

On Tuesday night, Trinity beat a good Brigg Town side 2-1, with goals from trialist Danny Hone and striker Paul Connor.

"The performance against Grimsby was really good," added Warren.

"I thought we bossed them at times during the match and certainly dominated possession. We kept the ball well and played some decent stuff.

"And fitness wise, we looked on course. Both teams are in the middle of pre-season, so no-one is at their sharpest, but the signs are promising.

"We have another tough couple of games coming up this weekend with Mansfield Town and Lincoln Moorlands giving us games."

Trinity have a number of trialists who are training with the club during this pre-season.

Among them is former Lincoln City defender Danny Hone.

"Danny is doing well," Warren said. "He scored for us against Brigg and both myself and Steve (Housham) like him. We think he would be good for Gainsborough Trinity.

"But I am not sure how much money there is left in the kitty, that's the chairman's domain.

"But there are a number of trialists at the club at the moment and they will all want an answer from us. I think we will be making those decisions on Friday."

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