After signing his new deal with the Club, Myles Anderson’s thoughts were quick to turn to the season ahead.
The 29-year-old defender cut a happy figure as he popped into The Super 6 Stadium to sign his contract and, after taking a well-earned break, he will be raring to go come the start of pre-season training.
“I am delighted to be back and to get it all sorted now. It can be an uncertain time for a footballer so I am happy to get it all finalised. I know the plan for pre-season so I will switch off now fully for a couple of weeks before I start the work to prepare to return to training.
While Anderson has targets of his own for the season ahead, the focus among the squad is on the team performance,
“I would say from a personal point of view, I am just looking to kick on from last season, just to continue to try and get better and try to play as many games as possible to help the team achieve as high a position in the league as possible.
“I started 33 out of the 46 league games which is good, but I would like to improve on that next season.
“All of the boys are looking forward to getting better, working really hard in pre-season and starting the season off strongly then looking to maintain that form over the 46 games.
“Last season we showed glimpses that we are able to compete with the bigger sides in the league, beating the likes of Salford City who got promoted in the end and we drew both games with Leyton Orient who won the league so we have shown that we have got enough to be up there, it is just about finding that consistency over the ten months.
“It is a long season and the teams that are able to maintain their levels for the duration of the season ultimately will be the team that end up having the most success.”
And, with Season Tickets going on sale at the Club this week, Anderson knows just how important the fans are to the players,
“Last season was an interesting one, I think the connection between the players and the supporters at the end of the season was how it needs to be.
“We started to get it right at the end of the season and me personally, I am looking to build on that this season.
“We have a really good group of playing staff, a really good group of coaching staff and a really good fanbase and when we get that connection right between the players on the pitch and the fans, it makes a massive difference.
“Some of the games towards the end of the season and I think Wrexham at home was the start of it, it was incredible and it really gave us players a massive lift.
“It gave us a taste of what it could be like with the atmosphere and that kind of environment, this should be a fortress. When the crowd get behind us, it is pretty unreal and hopefully we can start the season strongly and carry it through. We’re just looking forward to that first game now.”