WORTHING United Football Club are busy preparing for the new season after it was confirmed that they will remain in County League Division 1.
Jason Rutherford and Lloyd Saunders took over at the Lyons Way club in the summer and the County League constitution revealed on Thursday that United will stay in Division 1, despite finishing bottom of the table last season.
The new joint managers have been busy recruiting new faces into the club and Rutherford has been pleased with how things have gone so far.
United have signed Ringmer duo Ryan Bradley and Aaron Hasan and they have been joined by Andy McCarthy (Littlehampton), Dan Taylor, Michael Sims, Danny Gainsford, Lee Denyer, Grant Philpott, Titus Paterson, Wayne Joseph, Graham Martin and Dan Turner (all Lancing), Justin Gregory (Shoreham), and Sam Blundell, Lewis Finney and Jay Tidey (all Southwick).
Dean Gilmour, Tom Donnelly and Jamie McLeod all remain from last season’s squad and United have started pre-season well with victories over Burgess Hill (2-0) and Moneyfields (4-0).
Rutherford said: “Things are going well and shaping up nicely. I’d just like to get two or three more quality players in and then I think we can have a good season.
“The highest that the club has ever finished is fifth from bottom in Division 1, so we’ll be looking to better that and then see what happens.”