Football is coming home as Lambs announce new link
TAMWORTH FC are 'heading home' as part of a major new link-up with Polesworth FC.
The Lambs, who have been based at the training facilities at the University of Warwick for the past 12 months, have come to an agreement to use Polesworth's facilities at Hermitage Hill.
And as a further endorsement of the link between the clubs, Tamworth director Martin Newbold and his company Polesworth Garage will sponsor the first team shirts of the Midland Combination Division Two side.
Other benefits of the link will include possible loan deals. The Lambs will also face Polesworth in pre-season.
But for Tamworth manager Law, the main benefit is the reintroduction of training in the local area.
He said: "It is great to be back training in the town.
"Don't get me wrong, the facilities at Warwick were outstanding and you can see why teams in the Football League and above use them when they were stopping off in the area.
"In reality, though, a team like Tamworth need to be training and doing what we do within the town.
"Thanks to this link-up with Polesworth FC, that is something we can do now."
One player that Law will hope to see training at the new facilities next season will be captain Paul Green – the ex-Lincoln man still mulling over terms of a new deal offered.
Law is hoping that he signs on the dotted line to join the likes of Scott Barrow, Richard Tait and Kyle Patterson – who has agreed terms but not yet signed – to form part of his 2012/13 Tamworth squad.
Law said: "I have offered Paul, what is on paper, the best deal anybody has ever been offered in the history of Tamworth Football Club. That is the situation.
"The problem we have here, though, is that the best we offer is probably up there with a low or average wage for other clubs at this level.
"Obviously Paul is thinking things through and we would love it if he decided to stay here for the new season.
"What I can't do, though, is spend on my budget on one player and then be left with no-one to play alongside Paul."
Meanwhile, Law is sweating over the fitness of full-back Barrow after an injury scare this week.
Barrow was stretchered off during Wales' under-23s game against Norway on Tuesday night, leaving the field in a neck-brace.
Law said: "I have texted Scott and from what I have heard it was one that looked worse than it was.
"They take every precaution that is necessary in football now and he was in the best hands.
"I will be speaking to him when he is back over the weekend to see how he is getting on."
See inside for a full run-down of Tamworth's new link-up with Polesworth FC.