Sean Williams insists he has to prove himself all over again next season despite playing a starring role in Town’s promotion.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who signed a new deal with the club this summer, was almost an ever-present in the Halifax midfield after joining the club from Colwyn Bay in January.
Williams produced a string of outstanding performances as Town clinched promotion but says he starting the new campaign from scratch.
He said: “I’ve proved I can play in that division but that was last season in a different league - this is a completely different challenge playing against professional players and full-time clubs.
“I’ve got to go out and prove myself all over again to the fans, the lads and the gaffer.
“I was over the moon to sign my new contract. I was always wanting to sign and it was just a case of waiting for the offer.
“I really enjoyed last season and more importantly, the club had a good six months and got what we needed to do.
“But I think the division is another League Two. There’s some top clubs in that division like Luton, Macclesfield and Wrexham who should be playing higher.
“You only have to look at what happened to Stockport last season, who are a massive club, to see how hard that league is.
“I’d like to see us survive but we’ve got a top bunch of lads so there’s no reason we can’t do better than that.
“But it’d be great if we could just survive that first season in the Conference and build from there.”
The squad will assemble for their first training session tomorrow a week before their opening pre-season game at home to Scarborough.
Williams is excited about returning to action and is bullish about Town’s chances ahead of the new campaign.
He said: “I feel like I’ve settled in at the club now I can’t wait for the new season.
“I’ve had my rest and I’m biting at the bit now to get started.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the lads again but not necessarily the running!
“But it needs to be done and if we work hard in pre-season hopefully it’ll pay off later.
“Every one of the lads will be fit by the time the season starts and that will give us a good base to start on.
“I’ll be putting myself up against better players but it’ll be a good challenge and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I just want to play as much as I can. I’ve never played at this level before.”