LIVERSEDGE manager, Jonathan Rimmington, has suggested that his side’s blistering start to the campaign has largely been down to the recruitment from the club over the summer.

After gaining promotion to Step 4 last season, Sedge recruited heavily in the summer, bringing in eight players in total to the club.

For most promoted clubs, a settling in period is warranted but this has not been the case for Sedge who have flown out of the blocks.

Eight games in to the NPL East Division and the Bradford side have collected eight wins from eight, an extraordinary record for any team, never mind a side coming up from the lower divisions.

And reflecting on Liversedge’s start to the campaign, Rimmington spoke of his appreciation for the work put in over the summer by those highest at the club.

He said: “We've made a really good start to the season and there are lots of positive signs. We've got a great bunch of players who are all very skilled and know what they're doing.

"Recruitment has been pivotal over the summer. The recruitment of the eight players we have brought in has been the key factor to our early and long term success because we already had a good group there anyway.

"It was about adding to the quality of the squad and we've done exactly that.

"We have to give big thanks to our chairman who is an absolutely amazing man. As well as helping us to add quality, he continued paying the players throughout the pandemic which was unheard off because of the difficulty some clubs were going through during the pandemic."

Rimmington added: "There's a lot of positive things going on at the club at the minute. We've had a lot of work done at the ground and the place is unrecognisable. There's a real buzz around the club and we cannot wait to keep moving forward- it's an exciting time for Liversedge."

Despite their lighting quick start to the league season, Rimmington feels his side can't get too complacent if they are to gain back to back promotions.

He said: "Going into this season, I didn't know what the standard would be like and I didn't know how we would adapt to the challenge because the standard might be totally different to what you are expecting.

"But the players we brought in have bags of quality and all have great leadership and experience at this level, so we feel we are well equipped."

Rimmington added: "All the players we have brought in all have the ambition to get promoted which is the criteria which we want to abide by.

"At this moment in time we are doing okay but we must stay focused if we want to continue this form."

Sedge return to league action next Saturday as they travel to Hebburn Town. Can they make it nine from nine?

Elsewhere this weekend, Thackley travel to Penistone Church, Silsden host Grimsby Borough, Eccleshill United travel to Barton Town, Albion Sports travel to Maltby Main, Campion are on the road at Chadderton, Steeton host Cleator Moor Celtic, Brighouse travel to Hebburn and Guiseley travel to Colne in the FA Cup.

All fixtures will take place today (Saturday), 3:00 PM.