Nuneaton Town assistant manager, Steve Chettle, believes that the club has been re-energised this summer and can’t wait for pre-season to get underway.
“It feels likes a fresh start,” he said. “The whole place has been given a lift, not just in terms of the signings that have been made but also things like reverting back to blue and white stripes and the work that has been carried out to improve the stadium and the infrastructure of the club.
“The club has been re-energised and it’s good that a lot of the business has been done early.
“It’s an exciting and tight-knit group of players; we won’t know how things are going to go until the season starts, of course, but the signs are good and there is a nice blend of youth and experience here.”
Chettle has built an excellent working relationship with manager, Tommy Wright, which has already served us well.
“I knew of Tommy before he came in but I didn’t know him,” he added. “He’s a forward-thinking young manager who’s brought fresh ideas to the club and we gelled straight away.
“We both like to be out there coaching and working with players and I feel that we complement each other really well.”
So, what are Chettle’s thoughts on the challenge that stands before us in the Vanarama National League North?
“I thought that last year was tough, but it’s going to be even tougher this time around,” he went on. “There are some massive clubs that are coming into this League to go alongside those already here such as Kidderminster Harriers, Darlington, Stockport County and Salford City.
“But we’ll be ready for it. We finished last season strongly and we’ve got a great programme of pre-season games to test us.
“Pre-season training starts on July 1st and I can’t wait to get back into it and hopefully look forward to a memorable season.”