by Peter Scherer
With 10 friendly matches behind them in pre-season, Mickleover FC Reserves begin their first season in the Central Midlands League South Division with a tough match away at Linby on Saturday.
Formed as a colliery team back in 1892 Linby finished fifth in last years abandoned season, having finished on a run of 14 games unbeaten from October.
Manager Andy Tring has made it clear that their aim is promotion this year and has strengthened his squad over the summer.
They have played five friendly matches, losing 5-1 against Heanor Town last Saturday.
Kick off is at Church Lane 3pm.
This is the first of three games in eight days, as they welcome Ashland Rovers to the Don Amott Arena on Thursday 17th, before visiting Mansfield Hosiery Mills on Saturday 19th.
Everyone wishes David Mackenzie, Aaron Hayer and the team a successful season.