WINDSOR manager Mick Woodham believes his side will benefit from the return of first team regulars when the new season gets under way this Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Woodham

is preparing his team for a trip to Westfields in their Hellenic Premier Division curtain raiser (3pm), before a visit to Binfield next Monday (7.45pm).

Windsor

were without several star names in the 6-0 defeat to Kings Langley in a friendly match last weekend, and Woodham has challenged his squad to show strength and togetherness.

He told the Observer: "We've got seven bodies to come back in during midweek and I told the boys before the game last weekend the group looks okay.

"We might need one or two more but, with everyone coming back from injuries or their holidays which is always going to happen, we will be okay.

"We were a little bit skinny on the ground and it reflected in the result last weekend. I'm not concerned about it but we're not the finished article by any stretch.

"We've tried to be consistent in our selection but the core of the team was missing heaving last weekend. We would've benefitted from having the first team regulars but it wasn't to be so we managed with different personnel."

Woodham continued: "Westfields are a new team to us so we don't know anything about them.

"We've not really got any benchmarks but I would have thought everyone would've recruited well enough, but let's see. You probably won't get a clear picture on what is about and who is going to be in the right or wrong places until the end of September.

"We've just got to try and be strong and together and take something out of every game. That's all I can ask for."