Spalding will be more flexible next season

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Spalding United manager Pat Rayment insists the quality of his summer signings will allow the Tulips to become more flexible next season.

The UCL title-winning boss plans to change his formation more often as the club prepares for life in the Evo-Stik South Division One.

He said: “I won’t always play with two up front next season.

“Sometimes we will go with just one up top as we realise it is going to be tougher at the higher level.

“We’re not going to beat teams 12-o next season and produce the big scores that we did in the UCL so we won’t always be going with a 4-4-2 formation.

“There will be times when we have to change things around.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do it last season but the quality of the players we have brought in means I am now in a position to do so next season.

“We will need to play with three in the centre of midfield at times.

“I am without Andy Tidswell for the opening game of the season as he is on holiday, so that could be one game where we decide to play with a lone forward.”