Dover Athletic boss Chris Kinnear is continuing to run the rule over plenty of trialists as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the Vanarama National League kick-off at Barrow on August 8.
Eight were in the squad for Tuesday’s second pre-season friendly, against National League South side Eastbourne Borough at Crabble – a game Whites won 5-0.
The opener against Whitehawk three days earlier saw 10 new names on the teamsheet.
It’s all part and parcel of the game as far as Kinnear is concerned. He said: “You just don’t know what you are going to get until you see them (trialists) playing in a competitive environment – you have got to give them a go.
“As they say, ‘you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince’ so who knows if I will find one?”
“But I can assure you that I am not going to be kissing anyone, though!” he said.
And one player who impressed in his first run-out for Whites against Eastbourne was young defender Sam Magri.
The former Portsmouth and QPR man – released by the London club in 2014 – looked at home in attack and at right or left-back.
On the international stage, Magri captained the England under-16 side and made 22 appearances for the England under-17s, including the 2011 World Cup in Mexico.
Kinnear was keeping his cards close to his chest, saying: “Sam did well, so we’ll see how it goes from here.”