Jarrow boss striving for improvement as they prepare for fourth Northern League campaign
The Perth Green outfit were promoted into step six of the non-league system for the first time in their history when they claimed the Wearside League title in 2017.
After securing two mid-table finishes in the following years, Jarrow flirted with the promotion last season, but a run of inconsistent form left them in ninth place when the coronavirus curtailed the campaign.
Despite their unpredictable run of results, Bell’s side managed to continue their year-on-year improvement since their historic promotion and the Jarrow boss is keen to see his side extend that performance by pushing for a promotion place this season.
He told The Gazette: “For us, ever since we got into the Northern League, it’s always been about improving on what we have done in the previous season.
“Last season, we had some great results in the league, and we looked like we would be able to challenge for one of the four promotion places.
“We also had some excellent results in the FA Vase and the League Cup, but we just fell away slightly before the season was ended.
“Now we need to look to improve again and that is what we have been drilling into the squad in training since we came back after the break.
“The aim, first and foremost, is to improve on last season’s finish and our training sessions are all about trying to find little ways of improving each part of our game.
“It’s a tough league, and it will be even tougher this season because a lot of clubs have added to their already strong squads.
“But we have too – and we think we can be right up there again.”
Jarrow will get their pre-season friendly schedule underway on Monday night when Division One side North Shields visit Perth Green and that is quickly followed up by Whitley Bay’s trip to South Tyneside on Saturday.