Dennis Greene is confident he has put together a Boston United squad which can challenge for the Conference North title.
In April, the Pilgrims concluded their league campaign in an uninspiring 16th place.
But after a busy summer, the manager is confident his charges will be competing at the right end of the table.
He said: “If we had more or less the same group of players as last year, with one or two more, and I mentioned the word promotion, people would just think I’m stupid.
“But we’ve got eight new players, so that brings you a new lease of life.
“If you’ve got a whole new team you can achieve anything.
“Ten games in might prove different, but we’re going to try to get a winning mentality.”
That winning mentality has been evident with new boys Netan Sansara, Ashley Timms, Gary Mills and Scott Garner among those who are predicting a promotion push.
Greene joked he is ‘brainwashing’ his new signings, but his mantra is not too far from that.
He added: “We want to make the players believe they can win this league. And if they believe they can do it then we’ve got a chance.”
United chairman David Newton has confirmed that he aims to submit a planning application for a new ground in January next year.
A public consultation will begin around September time.