Paul Carden: Brendon Daniels proves Telford fitness

AFC Telford United Brendon Daniels during pre-season training

Daniels, the club’s longest-serving player, was asked to return to pre-season training by boss Carden at the end of last season after a difficult campaign in and out of the side with injury.

The Bucks chief has revealed to the Shropshire Star that there is a deal in place for Daniels, 28, so he can prove his fitness and form in training and upcoming warm-up matches.

As Telford assesses some young trials riders, Carden said Daniels is not on trial, but proving his fitness after recently missing about a year of action with muscle issues. The manager, however, is impressed with what he has seen after a few training sessions.

“To be honest, I explained to Brendon that he had to come back in good condition,” Carden said.

“Although we have a deal in place, it’s still up to Bren to grab it with both hands, which in fairness to him came back in incredible form.

“He gives his all. He’s not judged as such, but he knows he has to make sure he’s there.”

Winger Daniels, a set-piece specialist who first joined the club in the 2018/19 season, started just 18 of 42 National League North appearances last term. He still managed six goals in all competitions for the club.

Carden, who is always on the lookout for additions to his squad, said: “Telford fans have seen more of Brendon Daniels than I have, but I know what I’ve seen and I know there’s more. in him.

“The only way to get the most out of Brendon is for him to be fitter, stronger and more durable so he can last and not suffer the injuries he has.

“And with the way he came back, with his fitness, he gave himself every chance to do that.”

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