Gary Neville is assured that Salford Metropolis’s squad are able to difficult for promotion from League Two.
It has been a busy summer season of recruitment on the Ammies, with 11 new gamers becoming a member of the membership and 19 gamers departing.
Earlier than the season started, t he bookmakers had put in the Ammies as among the many favourites for the League Two title this season.
Talking on Sky Sports activities forward of dealing with Everton, Neville believes Graham Alexander has a squad able to difficult for promotion.
He mentioned: “We struggled final 12 months in League Two in comparison with what we’d love to do, we at all times need to problem for promotion and we bought a little bit of a actuality verify and a clip around the ear.
“We modified a part of our squad within the January window then we accomplished the overhaul in the summertime.
“Plenty of the gamers that bought us promoted from the Nationwide League have left the membership.
“The lads are new gamers seeking to get us promotion out of League Two.”
The Ammies do have a smaller squad this season in comparison with final, the place they completed 11th within the desk after the marketing campaign was curtailed in mild of the coronavirus pandemic.
Neville says that’s as a result of monetary influence of the coronavirus, and he has urged followers to not simply spare a thought for golf equipment struggling but additionally these gamers not with a contract.
He mentioned: “It’s been tough for each soccer membership.
“For gamers as properly, we discuss golf equipment however gamers, there’s so much who haven’t bought contracts within the lower-leagues and they need to be talked about.
“We’ve bought a much smaller squad than final season.
“We had 26 gamers, this season we now have 17 senior gamers, so I believe it’s been tougher for golf equipment and gamers.
“It’s difficult occasions, we’ve nonetheless not bought followers within the stadium so it’s a drain on membership assets.”