HARWICH and Parkeston manager Mike Wallace admits it is essential that they ensure that the club remains in a stable position - both on and off the pitch.

Like other non-league clubs, the Shrimpers are facing an uncertain future following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Harwich's Thurlow Nunn League first division south season ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, robbing clubs of their vital matchday revenue.

The Shrimpers are already planning for the future and while boss Wallace wants them to be a force in the league next season, it knows it is essential they remain solid off the pitch.

Wallace said: “The most important thing for me this year is to make sure that whatever happens, the club is still in a stable position both on and off the pitch.

“If we get to the end of the year and we’ve had a good season and the fans are still coming and supporting us like they have done so well and we’re still progressing as a club, then that would be great.

“The main thing is to make sure that there’s still a football club.

“I’m not saying that our club is struggling because it isn’t but there’s only so long a club can keep going without any games.

“It’s one of the best supported clubs in the area and every player from the goalkeeper to the fifth substitute needs to be playing for those wonderful fans.

“We want people here who know about the club and its history.

“We don’t want to run before we can walk.

“The most important thing is that Harwich and Parkeston is here for another 100 years."