‘We’ll be ready to go’ – South Liverpool manager Martin Ryman sends North West Counties message

South Liverpool goal pre-season

South Liverpool manager Martin Ryman is looking to build on their first season back in the North West Counties.

They managed a respectable position, just outside midtable after they moved into Step Six following their dominance at the top of the West Cheshire League.

Big-hitters Bury AFC won promotion after their impressive run in the league but other promotion hopefuls such as Holker Old Boys, Golcar United and AFC Blackpool remain.

However, for the upcoming campaign, the South Liverpool boss is looking to use last season as a springboard to success this time around.

He told Off The Park: “We finished it quite well, albeit the last two games where we let ourselves down. We certainly improved as the season went on, we’re a bit more wiser now, we know what to expect so just the experience of the first season take that into next season. I’m hoping it stands us in good stead. 

“We had no yardstick last season we came into it from Step Seven, West Cheshire champions so there was no yardstick to improve on.

“I said right through the season that we were looking to come in, find our feet, be as competitive as we can, keep our head above water for as long as we can and hope for the best.

“We had to think on our feet a hell of a lot of time, it’s just to improve on everything (from last season) goals scored, goals against, get more wins, more points and improve the squad. 

“It’s gone alright, we were back in in early June so we’ve done a lot of training sessions, had a few friendlies.

“We haven’t brought in many big names because when I looked at what we had and how we finished, I was happy with how we finished, so I was happy in certain departments so we’ve tinkered with it here and there, pre-season has gone well, we’ll be ready to go on July 30.”

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