TOWN chairman David Bosomworth has pledged that the club will do everything it can to ensure they are competitive in Blue Square North next season.
The Shaymen, who are at Whitby tomorrow, secured back to back promotions when they beat Retford 2-0 at the weekend to move a step closer to a return to the Conference from where they were relegated after going bust three years ago.
And the board can now turn their attentions to making the next step up and what the chairman described as ‘fresh challenges’.
“We have been building bridges, trying to move the club forward,” said Bosomworth.
“We have to keep working hard to make sure the revenue streams are able to support the next level up.
“In Blue Square North there are fresh challenges and we sincerely hope we can put together a competitive side.
“It is (manager) Neil Aspin’s speciality division having spent two or three seasons managing there with Harrogate Town and doing reasonably well.
“We have a good idea of what’s required.”
Preparations had already started before the Shaymen clinched a second successive automatic promotion with five games to spare.
“We took in Alfreton and Guiseley last week and that gives you a good insight,” said Bosomworth. “Alfreton are a big side who have been knocking on the promotion door for four seasons.
“Any team that can win 6-0 when they are down to 10 men for probably 80 minutes gives you an indication of what’s required.”
The continued growth of the club’s fan base is one thing Bosomworth is looking for and he believes that if the product is worth watching the fans will continue to go to the Shay.
“We need the fans to come through the turnstiles and to do that they need to be entertained,” he said.
“I believe that Neil, Trevor and his staff and players have produced good performances last season and this season.”
While attention will inevitably turn to next season, Bosomworth is keen that the team maintains the standards it has set in the remaining five matches.
“We have a lot of responsibility going through to the end of the season because four of the sides we are playing are in or close to the relegation zone and we have to be fair to them,” he said. “We also play Marine who are pushing for promotion.”
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