Wealdstone intend to increase their budget for players in order to compete in the forthcoming National League season.

The Stones finished 19th in their first campaign after promotion, though they would have been safe from relegation in any case, with none applied last season.

The club encountered no shortage of financial challenges, however, as one of those significantly hit by the absence of matchday supporters.

Speaking on behalf of the board, Dominic Whyley said in a club statement:

“In order to compete, give our supporters a team to be proud of and provide us the best chance of staying up, the board wants to make a sensible increase in the playing budget to support Stuart and Matt getting it right on the pitch.

“We have already recruited strongly by signing Jacob Cook joining from Woking, Josh Umerah and Matt Buse from Torquay, Andrew Eleftheriou from Dagenham and Nikola Tavares from Crystal Palace.

“All these signings will help strengthen us, and the opportunity to add further to the squad remains via both permanent and loan signings. We are working on a number of targets.

“However, despite being disciplined on wages and contract structures, we need to be competitive to get these deals over the line.”

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