Ground: York Street

Capacity: 6,643

Last season: 1st (Conference)

Nickname: Pilgrims

Manager: Neil Thompson (acting manager while Steve Evans is suspended)

Players in: Matt Hocking, Ben Chapman, Neil Redfearn, Tom Bennett

Players out: Neil Tarrant, Darren Beesley, Mick Brown, James Fletcher.

Prediction: Newly-promoted sides have acquitted themselves well in the Third Division in recent seasons and Boston should be no different after coming through a head-to-head battle with a strong Dagenham side during the last campaign. However, they will start the season four points behind everyone else after being found guilty of financial irregularities.


Ground: Dean Court

Capacity: 9,130

Last season: 21st (Division Two)

Nickname: Cherries

Manager: Sean O'Driscoll

Players in: None

Players out: Willy Huck, Pascal Tetu, David Birmingham, Graeme Mathie, Tresor Kandol, James Bittner, James Ford, Danny Smith, Richard Hughes

Prediction: Showed themselves capable of good results against the best teams in Division Two last term and will expect to find more consistency at this lower level. Could make the play-offs.


Ground: Gigg Lane

Capacity: 11,669

Last season: 22nd (Division Two)

Nickname: The Shakers

Manager: Andy Preece

Players in: Liam George, Pawel Abbott

Players out: Paul Reid, Baichung Bhutia, Sam Collins, Matt Murphy, Patrick Kenny

Prediction: The Shakers' seemingly endless financial problems look like ensuring another bleak campaign at Gigg Lane. Will do well to finish in the top half of the table.


Ground: Memorial Stadium

Capacity: 11,976

Last season: 23rd

Nickname: Pirates

Manager: Ray Graydon

Players in: Danny Boxall, Anwar Uddin, Adam Barrett, Kevin Austin, Giuliano Grazioli, Paul Tait

Players out: Che Wilson, David Hillier, Mark Foran, Ronnie Mauge, Steve Foster, Mark Walters, Alvin Bubb, Carlos Lopez, Sergio Ommel, Mark Smith, Mike Trought, Ross Weare, Wayne Carlisle, Jamie Shore, Martin Cameron, Scott Jones

Prediction: Rovers were a major disappointment in the league last season despite a good FA Cup run. Graydon could be the man to turn things round so expect an immediate improvement and a top-half finish.


Ground: Abbey Stadium

Capacity: 9,247

Last season: 24th (Division Two)

Nickname: The Us

Manager: John Taylor

Players in: None

Players out: Kevin Austin, Neil Mustoe, Demba Traore, Adam Butterworth, Tom Cowan, Dale Cockerill, Dean Walling, Mattie Clements, Leon Kelly, Ian Ashbee, Richard Prokas, Paul Bruce

Prediction: Never really at the races last season and with no new faces could find that things are about to get even worse. A struggle in the bottom half of the division beckons.


Ground: Brunton Park

Capacity: 16,651

Last season: 17th

Nickname: Blues

Manager: Roddy Collins

Players in: Brian Shelley, Trevor Molloy

Players out: Jonny Allan, Steven Halliday, Alex Haddow, Lee Hoolickin, Tony Hopper, John Hore, Michael Jack, Peter Keen, Craig Lewis, Kyle May, Craig McAughtrie, Dave Rogers, Steven Rooke, Steve Soley, Ian Stevens, Mark Winstanley

Prediction: Carlisle could again struggle after the departure of Roddy Collins, who was helping them make genuine progress after years of stagnation at the club. The familiar battle against Conference football will ensue.


Ground: Feethams

Capacity: 8,500

Last season: 15th

Nickname: Quakers

Manager: Tommy Taylor

Players in: Matt Clarke, Ashley Nicholls, Ryan Valentine

Players out: Paul Heckingbottom, Steve Harper, David Brightwell, Clint Marcelle

Prediction: The Quakers will need to make a drastic improvement in their away form if they are to avoid finishing in mid-table obscurity again. They won only four of their 23 games on their travels while registering 11 victories at home.


Ground: St James Park

Capacity: 9,036

Last season: 16th

Nickname: Grecians

Manager: John Cornforth

Players in: Gareth Sheldon, Martin Thomas, James Coppinger, Don Goodman

Players out: Martin Barlow, Paul Read, Graeme Tomlinson, Lee Zabek, Paul Buckle

Prediction: Exeter seemed incapable of stringing wins together last season and it is difficult to imagine it getting any easier this time around. Will slug it out with the relegation candidates.


Ground: Victoria Park

Capacity: 7,229

Last season: 7th

Nickname: Pools

Manager: Chris Turner

Players in: None

Players out: Tony Lormor, Martin Hollund

Prediction: A whisker away from promotion through the play-offs last season and should make up for that disappointment this term. A championship challenge could be on the cards.


Ground: Boothferry Park (To move into Kingston Communications Stadium in December)

Capacity: 8,500

Last season: 11th

Nickname: Tigers

Manager: Jan Molby

Players in: Stuart Green, Ian Ashbee, Greg Strong, Richie Appleby, John Anderson, Stuart Elliot, Shaun Smith

Players out: Richard Sneekes, Theo Whitmore, Ian Goodison, Rodney Rowe, Adrian Caceres, Ben Morley, Jason van Blerk, Julian Johnsson, David Beresford, Rob Matthews, Anthony Bowsley, Glen Kaveney, Matt Bloomer

Prediction: With Molby taking charge for his first full season and having cleared out some of the dead wood, Hull are a good bet for an automatic promotion place.


Ground: Aggborough

Capacity: 6,293

Last season: 10th

Nickname: Harriers

Manager: Ian Britton

Players in: Sean Parrish

Players out: Ian Clarkson, Ben Davies, Peter Faulds, Tony Bird, Richie Appleby

Prediction: Showed themselves capable of springing surprises last season and will be looking for more of the same, but could miss the guidance of Molby.


Ground: Brisbane Road

Capacity: 13,842

Last season: 18th

Nickname: The Os

Manager: Paul Brush

Players in: Lee Thorpe, Ciaran Toner

Players out: None

Prediction: Had a mediocre season in the league last year, but showed potential with heroic displays in the FA Cup. Could be play-off contenders.


Ground: Sincil Bank

Capacity: 10,147

Last season: 22nd

Nickname: Imps

Manager: Keith Alexander

Players in: Simon Yeo, Simon Weaver, Ben Futcher, Dean Cropper

Players out: Grant Brown, Jason Barnett, Steve Holmes, Justin Walker, Dave Cameron, Lee Thorpe

Prediction: Lincoln have made a number of pre-season signings including former Oldham defender Ben Futcher, who enjoyed a good spell at Conference outfit Stalybridge last season. Looking at a mid-table finish.


Ground: Moss Rose

Capacity: 6,028

Last season: 13th

Nickname: Silkmen

Manager: David Moss

Players in: Neil Robinson

Players out: Rickie Lambert, Damien Whitehead

Prediction: David Moss' side may have to brace themselves for a relegation battle this term. After the loss of talented midfielder Lambert, the Silkmen may find it hard with limited resources as Moss is left with the same group of players.


Ground: The Kassam Stadium

Capacity: 9,650

Last season: 21st

Nickname: The Us

Manager: Ian Atkins

Players in: Scott McNiven, James Hunt, Matt Robinson, Lee Steele

Players out: Darren Patterson, Paul Tait, Phil Gray, Jon Richardson, Rob Folland, Jon Shepherd, Martin Thomas, Joey Beauchamp, Paul Moody, Scott Guyet

Prediction: Ian Atkins has offloaded a number of players ahead of the new season to make way for new talent and has signed experienced defender McNiven in the process. Unlikely to struggle as they did last term and could secure mid-table position.


Ground: Spotland

Capacity: 10,249

Last season: 5th

Nickname: Dale

Manager: Paul Simpson

Players in: Chris Beech, Lee Hodges

Players out: Simon Coleman, Lee Todd, Paul Ware, Alan McLoughlin, Steve Macauley, Graeme Atkinson

Prediction: Simpson, who took over at the end of last season, could have a tough first season in charge. Dale began last season undefeated in 10 games and will be aiming for a similar start.


Ground: Nene Park

Capacity: 6,553

Last season: 6th

Nickname: Diamonds

Manager: Brian Talbot

Players in: None

Players out: Gary Butterworth, Jon Brady, Tony Pennock, Brett Angell

Prediction: Rushden enjoyed a fine first league season last term and Brian Talbot guided them to the play-off final where they were denied by Cheltenham. A finish in the top in the top seven is again achievable.


Ground: Glanford Park

Capacity: 9,183

Last season: 8th

Nickname: The Iron

Manager: Brian Laws

Players in: Paul Wheatcroft

Players out: Gareth Sheldon, Carl Bradshaw, Nigel Pepper, Stuart Thom, Lee Hodges, Mark Anderson, Chris Bennion, Peter Morrison

Prediction: After just missing out on last season's play-offs it is likely Laws will lead his side to greater things this term. The Iron have released a number of players to make way for more talent and have signed 21-year-old former Manchester United trainee Wheatcroft to boost the squad.


Ground: Gay Meadow

Capacity: 8,000

Last season: 9th

Nickname: Town or Shrews

Manager: Kevin Ratcliffe

Players in: Ian Stevens, Lee Kendall

Players out: Andy Tretton, Gregor Rioch, Josh Walker, Mark Cartwright

Prediction: The Shrews narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs at the end of last season and, without much movement within the squad, a finish there or thereabouts this season is on the cards for Ratcliffe's side.


Ground: Roots Hall

Capacity: 12,392

Last season: 12th

Nickname: Shrimpers

Manager: Rob Newman

Players in: Danny Maye, Graeme Jones

Players out: Daniel Kerrigan, Scott Forbes, Leon Johnson, Ben Smith

Prediction: Newman, in his second season in charge, may find it a struggle this season and the Shrimpers could be looking at a bottom-half finish.


Ground: Vetch Field

Capacity: 10,402

Last season: 20th

Nickname: Swans

Manager: Nick Cusack

Players in: Paul Reid, David Moss, Michael Jackson, Matt Murphy, Andrew Marsh, John Keaveney, James Thomas, David Smith, David Theobald, Jamie Wood

Players out: Steve Brodie, Ryan Casey, Jonathan Coates, Craig Draper, Steve Healey, Jason Jones, Chris O'Sullivan, Chris Todd, Mamady Sidibe, Steve Brodie

Prediction: Cusack has signed a number of players ahead of the new season and has offloaded several in his attempt to build a strong squad after a poor finish to last season. A finish in the top 10 could be his reward.


Ground: Plainmoor

Capacity: 6,283

Last season: 19th

Nickname: Gulls

Manager: Leroy Rosenior

Players in: Jamie Atwell, Martin Gritton

Players out: Chris Brandon, Lee Russell, Kenny Griffiths

Prediction: The signing of defender David Woozley at the end of March could help the Gulls in their plight this term. But there is still room for improvement and Torquay may struggle again with a relegation battle on the cards.


Ground: Racecourse Ground

Capacity: 15,500

Last season: 23rd (Division Two)

Nickname: Dragons

Manager: Denis Smith

Players in: Andy Dibble, Paul Edwards

Players out: Kevin Sharp, David Walsh, Dave Warren, Gareth Williams, Martin Blackwood, Robin Gibson, Martin Chalk, Craig Faulconbridge

Prediction: Following Wrexham's relegation from the Second Division last season, Smith will aim to steer his side straight back up.


Ground: Bootham Crescent

Capacity: 9,534

Last season: 14th

Nickname: Minstermen

Manager: Terry Dolan

Players in: Craig Wilding, Tom Cowan, Scott Jones, Marlon Beresford

Players out: John Fielding, Neville Stamp, Marc Thompson, Matt Hocking, Nick Richardson, Lee Grant

Prediction: Dolan's side might be aiming too high for a top-10 finish but a mid-table position is a possibility.