This week’s upward movement into the Northern Premier League means that Co-Manager Paul Bowyer has now secured his second promotion with the club and he believes we “deserve to go up.”
He said: “No matter what anybody says we were the best side, and nobody can complain and say we didn’t deserve it.
“The whole club has improved over the past few years on and off the pitch and we deserve to go up.
“The FA have corrected their mistakes and all the hours that everyone has put into the club over the past two years have now rightly been rewarded.
“We’d established ourselves well in the North West Counties by getting to the Vase semi-final, winning the Macron Cup and in the 19/20 season we only lost twice which probably would have seen us go on to win the league.
Despite our promotion Paul revealed that both him and Wayne have challenged the players to come back fitter than they ever have before.
“We’ve got to be even better next season and me and Wayne have put together a programme together to make sure we come back fitter and more match ready than we ever have been before.
“We were the best side in the league but now we have to improve and challenge ourselves to do well in the league above and there’s no reason why we can’t do that.
“We’ve said to all the lads we want them to stay and have that chance playing at step four.
The opportunity to play at step four of the National League System offers different challenges to that of the North West Counties and Paul added it’s important that we focus on our strengths next season.
“We don’t want to just standstill in the Northern Premier League and survive, we want to take our game to them.
“We’re not going to change our style and intent in anyway, we just have to make sure we’re that bit better than last season.
“As a club we aren’t going to go out and bring in a whole host of new players just because we’re at a new level.
“The players we have at the club deserve the opportunity to play at that level and if we see somebody that matches the club’s ethos then we’d consider bringing them in.
Like Wayne, Paul was also quick to heap praise onto our “brilliant,” supporters for their commitment over the past few years.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved and it’s a testament to every volunteer who helps out at the club.
“When we started the club if somebody said we would get to where we have done in this time period, you’d have snapped their hands off.
“I had the ambition to get to this level and now we have to up the levels again to keep the club moving forward.
“I can’t wait to get back and their support has been brilliant over the past few years.