FC UNITED manager Karl Marginson is hopeful of his side mounting a promotion challenge as they prepare for their season’s opener this Saturday, August 16, kick-off 3pm.
The reds start their UniBond Premier League campaign at Gigg Lane against Matlock Town and Margy is confident that his troops can reach similar heights to last season’s promotion success.
He said: "We’ve got a lot less money than a lot of the teams in this league but we’ve got the selling point of our fans.
"They turn up in big numbers and that has helped us amass a decent squad, which will cause a few surprises.
"I believe we’ll be up there with a good chance of winning the league as we have the players to compete at this level."
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