Jarrow all-set for new Northern League campaign with quiet end to the transfer window expected

Jarrow manager Dave Bell isn’t expecting to be busy adding to his squad ahead of the new Northern League season.

The Perth Green outfit are looking to improve on last season’s mid-table finish and push towards the four promotion places on offer in Division Two over the upcoming campaign.

Bell has completed three new signings this summer after former Whitley Bay goalkeeper Steve Hubery, Hebburn Town Reserves midfielder Josh Houghton and Hebburn Town under-23s forward Adam Lennox all agreed to join the club.

Bell was busy in the second half of last season after adding former Seaham Red Star forward Lee Hetherington and three-time FA Vase winner Lee Kerr to his ranks.

However, the Jarrow boss isn’t expecting any further transfer activity before his side return to competitive action when the all-clear is given.

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He told The Gazette: “We are always looking at what is around and what could improve our squad.

“I think every club would tell you the same thing.

“We’ve brought in Josh, Steve and Adam and we are very excited about what they will offer us because it is something different to what we have in our squad.

“The new lads have all impressed us in training and we think there is a lot more to come from all of them.

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“We also added to the squad last season and I think if we would have finished higher up the league if we had started the season with the squad we had when it was ended.

“We don’t think we need anyone else in our squad at the moment and we would be surprised if something happened.”

Jarrow have been handed a bye into the first round of the Durham Challenge Cup after the preliminary round draw was released on Tuesday.

The full preliminary round draw is below:

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