GARY Bowyer intends to keep a close eye on the non-league market after fielding another team of trialists at Eccleshill.

The City team that won 2-1 at the Mitton Group Stadium was again heavily made up of players currently without a club, including several from sides further down the pyramid.

But Bowyer cited Tyler French as an example of the untapped talent that can be picked up – and will have another look at a couple of the team.

He said: “We’ve got contacts in non-league who’ve shouted up these lads.

“It was an opportunity to have a look at them and I thought one or two showed up well.

“I thought Luke Wall, who played for us last week, did well again tonight in difficult circumstances.

“The pitch was a bit hard so both teams did ever so well to come through the game unscathed without injury. It proved a good test for us.

“We had a couple of lads there who have just come out of Aston Villa so it was a chance to look at them as well.

“You’re always looking to pick the next one up and they’ve got the hunger and desire.

“We saw the performance of Tyler French on Sunday and they are out there (in non-league) for sure. It’s a case of doing your homework and being brave enough to bring them in and have a look.

“That’s what happened with Tyler. We had him in, played him in a game and the rest is history.

“We signed him and he got voted man of the match apparently on Sunday.”

Bowyer confirmed that Chris Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nortei Nortey are still training with the club. But he will not be pursuing his interest in winger Lionel Ainsworth.

Bowyer said: “It’s not going to happen with Lionel. I wish him all the best because I’ve known him a long time and we’ll see where that takes him now.”