No big promises - but Lewes don't want a relegation battle

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Hugo Langton
Hugo Langton insists he will not make any grand promises about how well the Rooks will do next season but adds: We don’t want to be looking over our shoulders.

When the 2019-20 campaign ended early, Lewes were 16th in the 22-team Isthmian premier division.

Langton had only eight games in charge as things turned out but said he had started to see the team he wanted Lewes to be.

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Now he aims to build on that vision and oversee a successful league campaign.

He’ll again be assisted in running the first team by under-18s boss Dale Hurley, and has brought in experienced Tony Beckingham as another assistant.

Langton said: “Because of the pandemic it’s very difficult to predict how the season will pan out in our league.

“There’s no point in simply going into to it and hoping you stay up, but I’m not going to shout from the rooftops either.

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“We don’t want to be looking over our shoulders. We may not reach our potential for a couple of months and it may well be a case of trying to have a steady start then taking it week to week and see where we can improve.

"I have strong ideas about how I want us to play and formations and am looking forward to it.”