Date: 4th June 2016 at 7:03pm
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Chief executive Andy Ambler has said that manager Neil Harris will be back this summer, as he was last, and he will be handed a top six budget in the hopes of going a step further than this season’s promotion battle, and hopefully clinching one of those automatic spots.

Having missed out to Barnsley in the Play Off final, Harris had already been quoted as saying he was under no pressure financially from the board or John Berylson to sell players – saying nobody would leave unless he wanted them to, and Ambler has backed that up in an interview with the South London Press where he explained.

‘John wants us to be in the top six for most of next season. We will have a player budget which is in the top six. Neil will get the same kind of backing from the board next season as he did last time. He has his signing targets drawn up and we are well on the way to bringing in the reinforcements we will need after releasing seven players.’

With the released list known, and on going talks with a few in the squad who will be out of contract, Ambler went on to say that Harris is looking to add at least two or three fresh faces to the squad this summer, and also spoke of how Harris wants the recent disappointment to be a motivation come August and the 2016/17 kick off, where hopefully we’ll start a lot stronger than we did last year.

‘We believe we will have a stronger squad that this time last year – our younger players will have benefited from the experience of the last year. We want to start our league campaign next season as strongly as we ended it – we had just two defeats in 17 games before we lost disappointingly at Wembley.’

With Berylson continuing to underwrite losses at the club, Ambler went on to say that hopefully towards the end of June a target or two of the gaffer’s would come to fruition.

‘We should be looking to announce our first new acquisition towards the end of June. As a club, we want people to progress with us as well.’

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