PAUL Carden has warned Warrington Town youngster Dylan Vassallo to expect “a bit of treatment” from opposition sides but has backed him to cope.

The 19-year-old put in several impressive performances after arriving at Cantilever Park part way through last season.

He caught the eye of several professional clubs and was invited for trials by Premier League side Burnley and League One outfit Charlton Athletic.

However, the winger committed his future to Yellows by signing a contract with the club in June.

Carden admits the mercurial youngster could be targeted by their Evo-Stik Premier Division rivals when the season gets underway.

“We’ve been speaking to Dylan about his play. He’ll actually tell you he prefers to play on the right and cut in, but he’s got to mix his game up more,” he said.

“At times, he can be too predictable but when he’s on it, nobody can get near him.

“He’s going to get a bit of treatment from opposition sides this year because he’s a little bit more known.

“He handles it well and continues to look a threat.”

Yellows kick off their campaign on Saturday when they welcome Rushall Olympic to Cantilever Park.

Having completed their pre-season campaign, Carden says it may take a couple of games for his side to produce their best form.

“If we can nick a few results and gather momentum, we will get stronger through picking up more understanding of each other,” he said.

“We know what work we need to do, individually and as a team.

“It won’t happen over a couple of training sessions, it might take a couple of weeks to get us at our best.

“I’m really positive about the season ahead and I think the lads are too.”