United’s success is already attracting players and managers

Banbury United celebrate promotion after their victory over Taunton Town at Spencer Stadium
Banbury United celebrate promotion after their victory over Taunton Town at Spencer Stadium

Banbury United’s success has already started to attract the attention of other players and managers, which may – or may not – prove to be a good thing.

Boss Mike Ford said: “When you do something like this it makes it easier to attract players. I had players contacting me this week wishing me good luck and I know why they have been, in case we went up!”

I had players contacting me this week wishing me good luck and I know they have been!

Puritans boss Mike Ford

But Ford will be keen to tie-up his players because he knows the football they have played will have caught the attention of other clubs.

Ford said: “These players are the future of this club. We need to have the finances in place to make sure these players don’t go anywhere.

“We have to do that quickly because if I was a manager of a club from a higher division here on Monday I would have been impressed.”