Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson ready for National League South battle once more
Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson is hoping to make the supporters of the club ‘proud’ as they prepare to embark on another National League South campaign.
The Crusaders ended their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 loss to Wealdstone on Saturday and now turn their attention to Welling United away, for their first league game of the season.
With 21 teams in the division, every team will two free game weeks during the season and last weekend was the turn of Hungerford.
Speaking ahead of the opening game, Robinson said: “I feel like we’re in a good place to start the season with the way that pre-season has gone and it was nice to not be disrupted as much like last season.
“The plan was to make sure that everyone was ready for August 21 and I feel like we’re in a good place going forward and hopefully we can start the season like we did last year.”
The Town boss has retained the majority of last season’s squad, whilst adding some new players for the season ahead.
“I think the biggest thing for me to do was to retain the players that did so well last year and by in large we have done that.
“We wanted to bring in that extra quality and I feel like we have done that and like I have said, we’re going to attack the season and fingers crossed we can try and replicate some similar kind of form.”
It will seem strange for football fans entering stadiums once again, but Robinson is delighted that the sport is back.
“Football is nothing without supporters and Hungerford have a brilliant and loyal group of fans that travel home and away.
“We are very much looking forward to having them back in,” he said. “I have been at Hungerford for over a year now and I feel like I haven’t met half of them.
“We had some brilliant tasters in the home games we had during pre-season, especially during the Swindon game when we had over 700 people there.
“Hopefully we can put a side out that the fans will be proud of because we have a great group of players.”