Every game is going to be hard, there’s no easy games and everyone in that league will fancy their chances, says Rusthall boss Jimmy Anderson
RUSTHALL manager Jimmy Anderson says he wants to lead the club back into the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division at the first attempt.
The Rustics spent two struggling seasons in the top-flight but were relegated alongside bottom side Croydon and they kick-off their league campaign on Saturday 3 August.
The Southern Counties East Football League have yet published their fixture lists for the new season but Rusthall travel to Balham in both The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round (10 August) and The Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round on 31 August.
“It’s a hard league we’ve gone down into, there’s four places up for grabs, four teams going up, we’re going to hopefully be one of those four,” said Anderson, who lost half of his 20 games in charge last season.
“That’s what the clubs ambitions are and we’d like to be up there like everyone.
“Every game is going to be hard, there’s no easy games and everyone in that league will fancy their chances.
“Similar to when you’re in the Prem, if you don’t go into the season wanting to challenge for the league, then you’re going in with the wrong ambitions, so hopefully we’re going the right things.
“The facilities here are a Step Five team. I feel I’ve got players’ in my team that are Step Five players, so we just have to see. It’s a long old season.”
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