Hyde manager Darren Kelly is more than happy to play the waiting game as he shapes his squad for an assault next season.
The Irishman is yet to sign any news faces for the club but he’s told fans not to be concerned by the lack of new arrivals.
A number of last season’s improving squad have put pen to paper and the boss is confident of a push for promotion next term.
The Evo-Stik North Division One will be very competitive next year and with South Shields’ arrival from the Northern League feared by some, Kelly knows his team will have to be strong to be able to challenge at the top.
The Tigers manager said: “It’s a hard league and it’ll be harder next season but we think we can be in a strong position.
“We may not have been too active yet but we’ve identified some players we would like and now it’s about playing the waiting game.
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“It’s not unusual,” Kelly adds. “They want to see what other options there are but we think Hyde is an attractive prospect for anyone. The progress we made last season was fantastic, it was never going to be a quick fix after a difficult few years but we’re on the right path.
“I’m happy to wait for players, we’re in no big hurry so we’ll keep talking and with a bit of luck we’ll see some movement within the next few weeks.”
Also joining their league is Frickey and Skelmersdale – relegated from Step 3.
Kelly says the league will be increasingly demanding but Hyde hope to put in a “serious” bid for promotion next term.