Sam Jones shoots at goal. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

IN PICTURES: How Harrogate Town new boys performed in pre-season opener

All seven of Harrogate Town's summer signings featured in Tuesday's 7-0 pre-season victory over Knaresborough Town.

It's hard to draw too many firm conclusions based on one showing in what was a non-competitive setting, but here's an assessment of how the new recruits fared on debut. PICTURES: MATT KIRKHAM

JON STEAD: Grew into the match and finished the half strongly. His cute back-heel near the halfway line set Joe Leesley away down the left to tee up George Thomson for Towns third of the night.
JON STEAD: Grew into the match and finished the half strongly. His cute back-heel near the halfway line set Joe Leesley away down the left to tee up George Thomson for Towns third of the night.
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BRENDAN KIERNAN: A half-time arrival, his display will have whet the appetite of Harrogates supporters. Carries the ball at rapid speed and does it effortlessly. His pace and skill caused a tiring Knaresborough plenty of problems.
BRENDAN KIERNAN: A half-time arrival, his display will have whet the appetite of Harrogates supporters. Carries the ball at rapid speed and does it effortlessly. His pace and skill caused a tiring Knaresborough plenty of problems.
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WILL SMITH: The young central defender barely put a foot wrong in what was a solid and composed first showing.
WILL SMITH: The young central defender barely put a foot wrong in what was a solid and composed first showing.
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