BOSS Matty Holmes declared himself pleased with Wimborne Town’s summer recruitment but insisted: “It is still going to be a learning thing.”

Magpies have brought in the likes of Josh Buck, Sam Poole, Joe Byrne, Connor Doe, Kieran Roberts and Tony Lee during the off-season, all of which featured in their pre-season friendly at Corinthian Casuals last Saturday.

The Cuthbury club have also struck a loan deal for Cherries goalkeeper Cameron Plain.

And with his new-look side on Saturday set to begin their Southern League South campaign at home to Hartley Wintney (3pm), Holmes admitted he had been happy with the way his squad shaped up.

He told Radio Wimborne: “We have had a bit of time to look around and speak to a lot of players – we still missed out on a couple as well but I am pleased with what we have.

“It still needs to be better at times, the organisation is still early. Even going into the season it is still going to be a learning thing as we go along.

“Expectations are there but I heard a quote we are 66-1 to win the league, so obviously we are relegation favourites according to the bookies!

“It’s swings and roundabouts until you start and you progress through.

“It’s about injuries, confidence and continuity - that’s what it’s all about, it’s a big factor at this level and a lot of things can hinder you in a season.”