Automatic promotion the only aim for Poppies defender Jason

Jason Lee wants to help Kettering Town go one better than last season by winning automatic promotion. Picture by Mike Capps/www.kappasport.co.uk
Jason Lee wants to help Kettering Town go one better than last season by winning automatic promotion. Picture by Mike Capps/www.kappasport.co.uk
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Jason Lee insists the Kettering Town players are determined to make it “our year” in the Southern League Division One Central.

The Poppies resumed their league campaign at Marlow tomorrow (Saturday) having booked themselves a home clash with Chalfont St Peter in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 victory at Aylesbury last weekend.

That made it nine wins from 10 matches in all competitions for Kettering so far this season.

And, as the league leaders prepare for another away-day tomorrow, defender Lee insists they will do all they can to go one better than last season when the Poppies were pipped for promotion after a play-off final defeat to Slough Town.

“Obviously our main priority is the league,” Lee, who scored his first goal since signing for the club from King’s Lynn Town in last weekend’s cup success, said.

“I was there to watch the play-off matches at the end of last season and I think it will be great for the fans and the players if we can put right what went wrong.

“It is a league I have played in before and I would love to help Kettering win it.

“The feeling within the dressing-room at the moment is great and, as a squad, we do believe we can make this our year.

“But that certainly doesn’t mean we will be taking it lightly.

“We will train hard and do everything right to give us the best possible chance of gaining automatic promotion.”