Uppingham Town are looking to consolidate their position in Leicestershire League, Division One, this season.
The side finished fifth in their first campaign at that level last year and want to make it to the Premier Division but skipper Jamie Dumford feels this next season will remain one of consolidation.
He explained: “The club want to play at the highest level possible on a Saturday but, at the moment, we aren’t quite ready to make that step. As a club we need to get the seconds promoted as there is a big gap since their relegation to Division Seven East last season. We have had a few good lads join this Summer who will boost the seconds.”
Uppingham start this Saturday with a trip to Hinckley who were relegated from the top division last year.
“We are thin on the ground, we have a few lads still committed to football and also lads who have school games,” continued Jamie.
Uppingham have also been dealt a blow with the news that two of their promising younger players, Don Butchart and Hamish Merryman, have joined Premier Division sides Market Harborough and Kibworth respectively.