Swifts squad are ready for new campaign

Boss Wilson says players are chomping at the bit to get started

Boss Wilson says players are chomping at the bit to get started

First published in Local Sport

HEYBRIDGE Swifts boss Keith Wilson insists his squad are fit and ready to embark on their Ryman League campaign.

It’s been a summer of upheaval at Scraley Road, with Wilson joining from Burnham Ramblers to replace the Grays Athletic-bound Jody Brown.

There have also been major changes in terms of the club’s playing staff.

However, pre-season has gone well, most recently Saturday’s 3-1 success at Thurlow Nunn League Brantham Athletic.

And Wilson is sure his new-look squad are chomping at the bit ahead of their Ryman League division one north curtain-raiser at Soham Town Rangers, on Saturday.

“It’s all systems go and we’re really looking forward to the new season,” said Wilson. “I’m glad we won at the weekend because winning any football match breeds confidence, be it in a pre-season friendly or a league match.

“It’s a good habit to get into and hopefully it’s one we can carry on with.

“I want a top-ten and hopefully a top-eight finish.

“And with a good wind behind us, if we stay injury-free, hopefully we can be up there all season.

“I want to be challenging and I want us to be competitive, week in, week out.

“If we can do that, with a bit of luck, we’ll be up there.”

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