Preparations are going well

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by Colin Ingley

Last night’s two-and-a-half-hour land and water training sessions at the Arc will be added to with a further two-hour stint on Wednesday as Matlock Water Polo Club prepares for the final league match of a long and involved season.

Local rivals and knockout cup finalists South Derbyshire visit the Arc this Saturday afternoon in front of what should be a near capacity crowd.

The Ilkeston-based side will be hoping to climb the table after a disappointing league campaign, although Matlock assistant coach Richard Massey has other ideas.

“We are working hard and we want a result. At some stage, things will click and we will have some success.”

Matlock aim to play their strongest available squad on the day to achieve a win.

The future intentions of the club were further evidenced on Sunday with the signing of former university player Jack Rhodes. Coach Richard Sellors is happy with his latest trip into the transfer market. “He is a young, quick player with a lot of potential. That is our third new signing since June and the sixth this year. I hope to secure more in the close season.”

Wealthy club chairman Dave Frost has already declared that funds are available and new signings are supported with the new 2012 campaign in mind.