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AMBITIOUS WHITES AIMING HIGH

Lincoln United’s main priority for the new season is to gain promotion from the Evo-Stik Division One (South) League.

Sam Wilkinson’s men missed out on the play-offs in April and his team eventually finished eighth in the table.

However with every player re-signing for the Ashby Avenue outfit, the squad is looking strong especially with the addition of four new players.

Defenders Phil Watt and Scott Matthews along with front men Ryan Oliver and Jack Wightwick have strengthened the squad at the Sun Hat Villas in the quest for success.

United boss Wilkinson said: “Our hopes and ambitions are to get promoted. We have to make sure we at least reach the play-offs.

The League is our priority but at the same time cup runs are brilliant for the club.

We will be taking the cups as seriously as the League but promotion comes first and foremost in our priorities.

We will be adopting a style of play that includes quick-passing and high tempo although away from home we will set out to be solid at the back.

I already have a good idea for this Saturday’s line-up.

We are looking forward to the challenges of the new season.”

Off the pitch there have been a number of new developments at Ashby Avenue.

Chairman Rob Bradley has been at the forefront of several new initiatives since taking the helm in April and he believes the club will continue to grow.

Bradley said: “Everyone enjoys being associated with the club.

We offer an alternative brand of football in the city.

You can walk round the ground in safety, chat with opposition supporters and even have a word with the players.

Fans can spend a really good afternoon or evening watching the Whites.

Win, lose or draw, it is really good entertainment.

There is a really good community feel about things.

Obviously success on the pitch is our main priority and after last season we remain optimistic.

There’s no point in being involved in a football club if you don’t think you are going to be successful.

The Whites completed their pre-season fixtures with a 0-0 draw at Goole AFC at the weekend.

This Saturday they travel to Chasetown FC bidding to open their campaign with a win.

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

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