WARRINGTON Town boss Paul Carden has called on his players to give him a decision to make in their final pre-season friendly.

Yellows welcome Welsh Premier Division side Airbus UK to Cantilever Park on Saturday, kick off 3pm, as they complete their preparations for the new Evo-Stik Premier Division season.

Carden says there will be new faces in his side for Saturday’s game as well as first-team regulars and trialists.

Everyone on show will be hoping to play their way into Carden’s thoughts for their opening game of the season against Rushall Olympic on Saturday, August 12.

“I’ve probably got seven or eight players in my mind to play against Rushall,” the Yellows boss said.

“There’s still places up for grabs though and I want to have that selection headache.

“I’m hoping to bring in a few more players before then to give the squad a bit more depth.

“There will be new faces involved against Airbus so it’s a chance for them to impress us and give us that decision to make.”

Carden is close to agreeing a deal to bring in a left-sided defender but hopes that is not his only addition before the opening game.

While accepting signing players this late on is not ideal, Carden says it is a consequence of wanting to bring in quality over quantity.

“We’re going to have another look at a left-back and we’re also after a midfielder and another striker,” he said.

“Doing business this late on isn’t ideal, but we didn’t want to sign players for the sake of it.

“All summer, we’ve wanted players of the right quality and they are often on trial with teams higher up.

“You have to wait for them to filter down, so doing late business is a consequence of that.”

Yellows have seen their last two friendly games, trips to Trafford on Friday and Colne on Tuesday, cancelled due to various circumstances.

The first team played against the club’s reserves last night, Wednesday, instead and Carden remains confident his players will be ready for the new campaign.

“We had a few lads missing for the Trafford game so we made the decision not to go ahead with it, and the Colne game was rained off,” he said.

“It is frustrating but we can’t control the weather. We managed to squeeze a game in on Wednesday in its place.

“I know we will be fit, strong and competitive when the season starts. If we gel quickly, we will be a match for anybody.”