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Six new faces for Hungerford kick-off

'Don't get carried away as Hungerford aim to build-on play-off defeat

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Six new faces for Hungerford kick-off

Hungerford in pre-season action against Oxford City on Saturday

HUNGERFORD TOWN go into the new Evo Stik League Southern Prmeier campaign rated as fourth favourites in some betting quarters, but manager Bobby Wilkinson is playing down any expectations.

“I’ve heard people say we should be in the play-offs, but let’s not get carried away. Can we do better than last year? If we do, we do, if we don’t, we don’t. But if we finish fourth from bottom and stay in the Premier, that’s still a good season to me against the teams we are playing with their budgets and facilities.

“We should relax and take it as we do every year and see where we end up.

“Finishing fourth from bottom would still be a good season for us if it kept us in the Premier Division.”

Wilkinson has six new signings to compete for places. Strikers Nat Jarvis, Kelvin Bossman and Stefan Brown are joined by defender Rhys Tyler and midfielders Mike Jones and Allen Bossman and Wilkinson has the task of selecting a 16-man match day squad from those and practically all of last season’s squad.

“I’ve put myself under pressure but I enjoy that,” he said.

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