DYLAN McPhee has warned his side promotion to the Huws Gray Alliance as champions of the Spar Mid Wales League One is far from a foregone conclusion.
The Rhayader Town player-manager has guided the Red Kites to the top of the table, but says his side need to avoid complacency.
“The club has officially tendered its application for promotion to the Huws Gray Alliance and that is the level to which the players at Rhayader Town aspire.
“However Montgomery Town will fight us every step of the way and nobody can rule out Newbridge or Llanidloes Town, with the players they have at their disposal.
“Sides like Carno, Builth Wells, Bow Street and Tywyn Bryncrug will also have a massive say on the destiny of the title, because they are capable of beating anyone in this league on their day.”
However McPhee insisted the fate of the championship remains in his side’s own hands, but warned even greater commitment will be required from his players over the coming months.
McPhee also confirmed strengthening will be needed to ensure the Red Kites remain as pacesetters.
“The lads have been great this season but there needs to be even more commitment if we are to win this league,” he said.
“I will not allow the players to drop off in terms of effort and if anyone does not put in the work needed, then I will look to bring in others.”
McPhee has strengthened his defensive options with the capture of Brecon Corinthians defender Luke Evans.
“He is 6”5’ and has loads of potential,” said McPhee. “I am delighted that Luke has agreed to try his luck at a higher level with Rhayader Town.”
Looking to the future McPhee insisted Rhayader Town belong in the Huws Gray Alliance.
“We learned a lot from our time in the Alliance last season and we see that as the league where we should be.
“Traditionally Rhayader Town has always been the highest placed Radnorshire side in the pyramid and obviously I would want us to represent the county at the highest level possible.”