EGERTON FC have been busy behind the scenes preparing for the new season when it arrives.

This includes setting up an additional senior team, establishing structures, signing players, and engaging with the community.

The yellows have launched a reserves side managed by Joe Millar to feature alongside their first team and playing in the Altrincham and District League.

Egerton were sat bottom of the Cheshire Football League Premier Division when the 2019-20 campaign was brought to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic. The team were possibly saved by the season being ruled null and void by the FA.

After introducing a new management team of Stephen Norman, Lee Williams and Gary King in January, Egerton went through a transitional period which involved introducing new players and a new style of play.

Moving from what was a largely youth core to the team, Egerton introduced some older statesmen and wiser heads to bring some stability, including a number of signings from Knutsford FC.

Although the season ended early, the work behind the scenes never stopped.

The management team used their connections from previous managerial roles at Wythenshawe Amateurs and Mersey Valley FC and sold the 'Egerton project' to a number of experienced semi-professional footballers who have committed to the yellows for the 2021-22 season.

As well as the scouting, the first team have put a structure above it’s level to provide the best possible chance for promotion to the North West Counties League.

This includes appointing a physio, a media officer and a coach in Dougie Pringle.

Egerton’s senior set-up is looking to reconnect with the town and the community.

This process has been started through a number of fundraising efforts during lockdown which has led to donations to NHS Charities Together and organising a summer tournament which will allow the town to meet the new faces.