Ian Dunn has told his Boston Town squad to go out and show the United Counties League Premier Division that they can be a force to be reckoned with.
The Poachers kick off their league campaign on Saturday, when Cogenhoe United arrive at Tattershall Road (KO 3pm).
And after the likes of Mickey Stones, Jason Field, Liam Nimmo, Ricky Drury, Liam Bull, Nick Jackson, Ryan Leggett, Mark Thompson, Loz Lambley, Fraser Bayliss and George Stainfield joined the club this summer, managers Dunn and Matt Hocking now have the luxury of competition for places within their squad.
“It’s the first game of the season, so we don’t want to finish with anything less than three points,” Dunn said.
“We’ve got a strong squad and we’re expecting big things from the boys this season.
“We expect to perform well and be competitive in every match.
“We took four points from Cogenhoe last season, so we want to do better.”
Dunn also hopes that having a larger squad will keep his players on their toes.
He added: “The boys who start the game know that three points on Saturday could see them keeping their shirts.
“But if we don’t perform then we have enough good players to come in.
“The boys know they have to work hard to earn the shirts, and even harder to keep them.”
Callum Stocks (pictured) and Mark Foster could be injury doubts for the Poachers on Saturday.