Any club looking to extract maximum value from their summer recruitment would do well to take a closer look at the Vanarama National League this summer.
There’s no shortage of exciting young talent in the top-tier of non-league football in England and, in the latest episode of Conference Call, Will Evans and Tom Bodell return to pick their hot prospects XI.
Players from Maidenhead United, Harrogate Town, Barrow, Sutton United, Torquay United, Boreham Wood, Aldershot Town, FC Halifax Town and Barnet all make the cut.
There’s also the now-weekly discussion about how the National League season will end after it emerged the league’s board has invited member clubs to put forward suggestions on how to conclude the 2019/20 campaign.
Will and Tom weigh up the merits of a play-off competition to decide who goes up, ponder how many will ultimately get promoted and what mechanism will be required to relegate sides.