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FOOTBALL: Banbury boss Stein wants to up game
Banbury United boss Edwin Stein is looking for his Premier Division side to push on after the disappointing finish to the last campaign.
Although Stein steadied the ship having taken over in September 2012 when the Puritans were in the bottom three, he wants more from his troops, starting with tomorrow’s Premier Division opener at home to Chippenham Town.
After seeing Albi Skendi return to Oxford City, Stein has added a number of new signings to a squad that finished 16th last season.
“Although Albi’s gone, I’ve managed to retain most of the players from last season,” said Stein.
“And with the additions we have made, I am hoping we can build on that. “We have a decent keeper in Ben McNamara (from Nuneaton Town) and have a solid spine through the side and I feel we have a good chance (to improve on it).
Stein added: “We were safe by Christmas and I think the players can take pride in what they did. We were able to compete for 90 minutes, but I’m hoping to achieve a lot more.
“I haven’t set any specific targets, but I am confident we will be better this time around.”
INS: B McNamara (Nuneaton Tn), J Mbamarah (Enfield 1893), K Westwood (Cambridge Regional College), S Balal, A Obeng (both North Greenford United), N Evangelinos (Rugby Tn), M Soetan (Blackfield), J Menezes (ICA Sports), K McNulty (Leighton Town), D Baker (Newport Pagnell Tn), D Parker (Phoenix FC), B Nkansah (Buckingham Tn), S Kemoagna (Ampthill Tn).
OUT: A Skendi (Oxford City).
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