Fullerians head coach Rich Hoskins says the club will look to play a more expansive game as they try to push on in the London One North.

The Coningesby Drive club secured survival last term in relatively comfortable fashion and have had a productive pre-season.

A new coaching team, which has put an emphasis on attacking flair and fitness, have come in and Hoskins has worked on implementing a new style of play.

“We have had a change of coaching staff and a new coach has come on board who is predominantly a backs coach and fitness coach,” Hoskins said.

“He has worked really hard on the fitness and we are lot fitter. We have also worked on the speed with which we use the ball.

“We wanted to have a different approach to the game. We are very big up front and want to play with a bit more accuracy when we have the ball in hand.”

The desire to play a more expansive game goes hand in hand with Hoskins’ ambition to create a side capable of scoring freely.

He views this as the key component to taking Fullers to a higher league finish in 2017/18.

“We don’t want to have a relegation fight next year and it would be nice to finish in the top six,” he said.

“We want to finish in mid-table, and it is hard to say because I always want to win the league and win every match.

“Realistically just to do better than we did last year would be an achievement. We want to get to the 48 point mark as soon as we can and then just see what happens from there.”

Hoskins’ first chance to see what his current squad is capable of comes tomorrow when Fullers take on Aylesbury in the first of three pre-season friendlies.

He has added a number of new faces to the club’s ranks, but will be without some players for the match.

It is, therefore, a chance for those who may not have been given game time to impress.

“There will be a couple of guys who have come through the Colts that maybe I wouldn’t have given an opportunity without the absentees,” he explained.

“My hand has been forced, but it is up to them to take the bull by the horns and show what they can do.”

Fullers’ pre-season schedule sees them take on Chobham and Hemel before starting their league campaign against Old Haberdashers on September 2.