Work still to do before kick off admits Horsham manager

JPCT-CTSPORT WEB Luchford
JPCT-CTSPORT WEB Luchford

THE WAIT is nearly over for Horsham football fans as the club stand on the verge of a new era beginning this weekend.

Justin Luchford and his new-look side face a tough start to the season when Bury Town come to Gorings Mead for the opening day of the Ryman League on Saturday and the new manager admits they will be up against it.

Ambitions have this year been tempered with the playing budget whittled down to just expenses, an almost completely new team build over the summer and with the club still treading water financially without a permanent home.

And Luchford admits he and assistant managers Richard Langley and Hugo Langton still have work to do to ready the team.

“It’s been a really tough summer, probably the hardest I’ve ever had,” he said. “We have signed a lot of players, some good enough, some not and some we’re still not sure about and if I’m honest the start of the season has probably come a couple of weeks too early for us.

“Our fitness levels are high though, and the couple who aren’t quite there will get there with games.”