Sat 13 May 2023 - 12:24PM
We caught up with Andy Peaks this week and firstly he was full of priase for the Awards evening last Saturday. “What a great evening it was! “It was really pleasing that we could celebrate the achievements of the men’s and women’s teams together. “This was really significant for the club and for the way it has grown over the past season. “The award winners were fully deserved, but obviously it was enhanced by the men winning their league which added to the occasion. ”We should be doing this every year and will be great if the Women can win their league next year.”
Andy is now faced with the challenge of putting a squad together for next season. “I am having conversations with all the players this week and next as all of them are out of contract. ”Some will move on because the geography of the National League will not fit in with their work commitments. “Some will be my decision as they may not fit into my plans. “However, some may draw the attention of other clubs due to the excellent season they have had. “It is my job to try and ensure as many of them stay as possible because we have built a great squad and that togetherness will be important in the new season.
Andy is under no illusion that the Lambs face a tough challenge next season. “The National League is a good league and gets stronger every season. “The challenge we face will be completely different from the season just gone. “When you look at some of the teams we will be facing, such as Scunthorpe United, Chester, maybe Kidderminster Harriers and Boston United, for example, you know we will be in for some tough games. “We have to be realistic as we look to establish ourselves in the league, so the first target will be 40 points to ensure safety, then we build from there. “I will ensure we are competitive, and I am confident that we can hold our own and establish the club in the new league”