Paul Bowes is looking to help guide Litherland REMYCA up the North West Counties Premier Division after arriving as the first-team coach.
REMY survived the drop but showcased resilience as they dragged themselves off of the foot of the table.
Spearheaded by manager Colin McDonald, the REMY are looking to push themselves higher up the standings and be amongst the leading pack.
They face a difficult start to the campaign as they travel to newly-promoted Bury AFC, the phoenix club of Bury FC, who romped to the title in the Division One North last year.
Bowes told Off The Park: “They’ve been good to be honest, we’ve worked hard. Mikey Ordish has overlooked pre-season, he had it planned it from last season and we just added to it but it’s been good, consistent. I think the lads are looking forward to it, it was a long break.
“Myself and a lot of the players who played for me we have a lot to offer this year, that obviously never came to fruition at Burscough. REMY were one of the top form sides towards the end of the season.
“It could be a good partnership with myself, Col, Mikey and Gary. We can do very well and the lads seem to have bought into it over pre-season.
“The likes of Liam (Loughlin), Luke Denson, George Lomax they’re big signings in the North West Counties – for any team.
“As the REMY, who people think are the minions the league, it will raise a few eyebrows and I’d like to think we’ve got a lot of teams worried this season and that’s down to us to set them up right and get the best out of them.
“Just looking forward to it, we want to guide REMY to the highest position in the Counties Prem. As long as we (management) do our jobs right and we can get the best of our players, they can do what we ask of them.
“I don’t think we’ll be far off beating the target we’ve set ourselves, hit the ground running against Bury AFC, get a good performance there and keep it running.”