Raring to go for the new season!

The Ramsbottom United management duo of Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson are raring to go as the new season beckons at a new higher level.

The Rams gained promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier Division after two exciting play-off victories, earning the Lancashire club a position in the third tier of non-league football for the first time.

Johnson said, "We've enjoyed celebrating the success over the last couple of weeks, but now it's time to turn our attention to next season.  We have a very strong relationship with club founder and Chairman Harry Williams, and have now had the chance to sit down and discuss our plans for next season.

"We are hopeful that most of the squad will stay with us, whilst at the same time we will be looking to strengthen the team, as we look forward to the new challenges ahead."

The new season starts on August 16th but, before then, the players will return for pre-season training and a series of friendly games in July.