Date: 14th May 2014 at 5:44pm
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Chairman Peter Marsden has said that although the season is now over that doesn’t mean that work isn’t ongoing to improve the club further or in preparation for next season.

The full statement can be read on the Official Site but the Chairman says that manager James Beattie is already preparing targets for the coming campaign, and on a personal level for him, he’s particularly focusing on the need to improve the stadium to enhance the experience of supporters on a match day, and he confirms that the club have already received a number of pledges of support from potential investors that could make his Stadium plans a reality.

‘A lot is made of us having the lowest attendances in the Football League. To some extent things are what they are but with a team playing decent football and winning games and with slightly better surroundings then I think it is possible to average over 2000.’

He says that the club will be revamping the lottery and he encourages fans far and wide to take part in that weekly draw because it’s a good revenue stream for the club and of course there are some good prizes to be had in the process.

The chairman also thanks fans who have already confirmed their season tickets on the early bird scheme, because knowing up front what the club will receive financially from that is obviously a comfort to the club and can help them plan more appropriately and he urges those who are thinking of getting a season ticket, but have not yet done so, to snap the up on the early bird deal whilst it’s still available and he hopes that the guarantee of League Two football again along with many of our star performers from last campaign already contracted for the coming season will help sway their decision.

‘We fully appreciate the tough financial times and the pressures that most people are under so we’re trying to reward loyalty as much as we can and bring through the next generation of supporters. For this reason under 12s season tickets are just £20.’

He goes on to say that he also appreciates how difficult it can be to find such a lump sum of money for a season ticket and that is why the club are offering a pay half now, and pay half before the season begins in August option in order to try and lighten the burden on fans.

‘I wish every one of our fans a very happy and sunny summer and look forward to seeing you all when football resumes again. We have a couple of cracking friendlies already lined up.’