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Long Stratton boosted by extension to Anglian Demolition's sponsorship agreement




In these uncertain times of Covid-19, Long Stratton have received a reassuring boost.

The Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division outfit announced last week that Anglian Demolition have agreed to extend their sponsorship of the Stratton kit for a further three years, with a new strip planned for the 2020/21 season.

For manager Adam Burroughs, that support is crucial to his long-term plans for the club.

Football action from Harleston Town v Long Stratton..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (37241064)
Football action from Harleston Town v Long Stratton..Mark Bullimore Photography 2019. (37241064)

“It is fantastic they have committed to another three years,” said the former Diss Town forward.

“We have really close links with them and it is a big thing for them to have done it.

“In the current climate it would be understandable for businesses to pull out of deals, but they have stuck with us.

Football action from Long Stratton v Wymondham - Long Stratton Manager Adams Burroughs..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (37241057)
Football action from Long Stratton v Wymondham - Long Stratton Manager Adams Burroughs..Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (37241057)

“There is a new era at the club with our new facilities and it would have been a real shame to lose such an important backer.

“We are taking small steps and to know we have the kit tied up is really important.”

Burroughs is planning on getting his Stratton players back together for training next week, although it will not be as intense as a usual pre-season session, with a return date for non-league football still currently unknown.

“We will do some tests on the lads to see where they are and then set them some goals from that,” he said.

“It will not be overly intense – almost like a pre pre-season.

“The team bonding element is also important. The lads have not seen each other for a long time, so it is important we keep it light hearted.”

In terms of incomings Burroughs is yet to rubber stamp any deals, but he is hopeful of adding one or two players to his squad over the coming weeks – particularly in midfield.

“I felt when we got a suspension or injury in there (midfield) we looked a little short,” added the boss.

“We are working on a couple of players. One of them is a player we were close to signing last year but couldn’t get it over the line.”


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