Molten Spartan South Midlands League club Cranfield United are making big strides on and off the pitch for the coming season.
Joint-manager Lee Bearman has been busy in getting more or less a new squad together and is optimistic of a much better season.
Bearman said: “Last season, being my first at Cranfield, I had to find out how the club was being run off the pitch and as a consequence the squad and results suffered. I left joint boss Pat Booden to work with a young squad and some of them showed promise.
“We have invited seven or eight of last year`s squad back and I`ve been in negotiations with some more experienced players all from top six teams in our division and have signed four already plus a Step 3 goalkeeper. If we get the other three or four I`m talking to then that would be a great start.
“Everyone who comes to Cranfield always mentions how nice the pitch and facilities are and it`s about time we had a squad to match. There are a lot of loyal people who have been at this club a long time and deserve at least a team who will compete in the right half of the table and hopefully I can help provide that.”
Cranfield have been just as busy off the pitch, securing the use of two brand new floodlight astroturf pitches for training for the season and have more new sponsor boards around the pitch.