The next week will reveal some tactical changes to Hungerford Town`s team line-up as they endeavour to manage a players` budget set against the chairman`s business plan for this season.
One of the immediate improvements has been the capture of Warren Bentley from league rivals Gosport Borough.
Bentley made an immediate impact by scoring on his debut after only 15 minutes of play.
Manager Bobby Wilkinson (pictured) has been on a steep learning curve this season in the National League South and has ruthlessly managed the players budget whilst masterminding a lofty seventh position in the league table – just within reach of the play-offs.
The squad that he has built is constantly being improved and one or two players are now being loaned out to teams so they can get all-important match time and equally offset their budgets.
These changes will be announced over the next few days as the players` contracts are adjusted to suit the new arrangements.
For instance, Garyn Preen has been loan to Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West side Evesham United for the last few months to get full match experience but may be returning to the Crusaders as Alan O`Brien, Scott Rees and James Rusby are all injured.
Hungerford Town are constantly trying to improve every element of the club and even though they have the smallest number of home supporters, one of the smallest player budgets in the league and ground grading challenges, intend to push on as far as they can go and continue to be the surprise package in the National League South.