WINDSOR boss Mick Woodham insists that their move into the Hellenic Premier Division was inevitable.

The Stag Meadow-based club has spent five seasons as members of the Combined Counties Premier Division but have been moved laterally across by the Football Association, albeit still only provisionally.

Should Windsor be officially accepted by the Hellenic League at their upcoming AGM it sets up the prospect of a number of local derbies against the likes of Bracknell Town, runners-up in the Premier Division last season.

Woodham believes the switch will be welcomed by Windsor supporters, but he insists nothing will change for him and first team coach Ashley Smith.

“The move is what we had been threatened with in the last two years,” Woodham told the Observer. “When you look at the guidelines the FA are trying to put into place for step five football, every league must have 20 clubs in it.

“The FA were going to move us next year anyway so we will accept it and just move on.

“The supporters will be happy, they’ve been seeking change for the last two or three seasons, and there’s potential for more local games to get our teeth into.

“There will be more people coming to watch in theory. The holiday fixtures are always well supported in this league so that’s something to look forward to.

“But nothing will change for us at all. We will do what we always do, which is to have a look at teams, do our homework and get ready for the new challenges ahead.

“Our pre-season has changed in the last two or three days because the Hellenic League starts a little earlier.

"Things are in the pipeline and we are nearly there, and I look forward to the challenges ahead."

Windsor will return to pre-season training on Tuesday, June 27.

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