By Brian Bennett

The deadline for ‘build the budget’ is rapidly approaching – and Ashington FC joint head coach Andy Coyles has stressed the importance of the campaign from a management perspective.

Coyles – who was quick to acknowledge and thank the fans who have already supported the campaign – said at the weekend: “The ‘build the budget’ drive is extremely important. Our initial job management wise was to try and recruit the best possible squad that will excite supporters and allow us to play quick attacking free football – and we feel we are only one or two players away from achieving that. However with the squad we have assembled, we realistically need the community and everybody to come together to help us and keep this group of players together. We feel that if we can do that, then serious exciting times lie ahead.”

He continued: “The group togetherness is unreal at the moment. It’s a real good group but obviously we need everybody to pull together and help us to be where we need to be come the beginning of August.”

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