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ALCESTER Town assistant boss Tony Round highlighted the desire to play decent football in the club’s first season under him and boss Aaron Blackwood, writes Will Rogers.

The Romans take on Solihull Sporting in their first friendly on Saturday. Photo: iStock
The Romans take on Solihull Sporting in their first friendly on Saturday. Photo: iStock

With the Romans’ first pre-season fixture this Saturday against Solihull Sporting (3pm kick-off), Round discussed his plans for the upcoming season as they look to build on their seventh-placed finish in Midland League Division Two last term.

“Obviously I’m not going to say that we’ll turn up and romp the league but we are hoping to build on last season’s finish and push for promotion,” he told the Herald.

“Former manager Matt Seeley did a great job in finding good players to take Alcester to a top half finish last season but we are hoping to push on for promotion.

“We’ve had three training sessions so far and the players have been looking good. Gone are the days where players would turn up having put on lots of weight in the pub so hopefully we can hit the ground running.”

When asked about how he wants his side to play, Round said: “Aaron and I have managed before and tried to implement a tiki-taka style of play but we understand that at this level we have to be sensible and play the appropriate football at the right time.”

Saturday’s fixture at Solihull Sporting will start a long seven-match pre-season for the Romans.



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