Warrington Town boss Paul Carden says he will be trying his best to keep his squad together for another tilt at promotion next season.
The Yellows were cruelly denied promotion to National League North at the weekend, beaten 3-2 after extra-time by King’s Lynn Town in the super play-off.
In any other year, winning the Northern Premier League play-offs would have been enough to go up, but due to a re-structuring of the football pyramid, an extra game was needed and that proved a hurdle too far.
Carden’s men have finished in third in the table in each of the past two seasons, and last summer he had to virtually re-build his whole side due to a number of player departures, largely to teams in leagues above.
He said: “There will be a few vultures circling, as I would expect, because there’s lads there who have had unbelievable seasons and are destined to go higher, so it’ll be a case of when they move and when they decide to move.”