BOSS Mark Fell insists he intends to carry on doing things the Nelson way as he celebrates a year in charge with his Admirals sitting pretty at the top of the North West Counties League First Division.

Fell’s men hit the summit on Saturday when they crushed Ashton Town 5-1 at Victoria Park but former Whinney Hill chief Fell is not yet satisfied and wants more from his men in blue.

“We have made significant progress,” said Fell. “It’s been a long but enjoyable year on and off the field.

“When I came in Nelson had been without a manager for a month or so and some difficult decisions had to be made.

“We did a decent job making sure everything stayed on track and we started to put the foundations in place for what I believed would be a good side this year and we are now reaping the benefits – but there is still lots for us to do.”

Fell insists he wants to continue that work and added: “We are putting this football club back on the map, there are lots of good things happening around the club that make us an attractive proposition.

“On the field we have been involved in some tremendous games and we are the highest scorers in the whole NWCFL.

“We have 21 first team players plus lads knocking ion the door.

“I wanted lads who were honest and hard working and here for the right reasons.

“I have had to have difficult conversations but for me it’s the whole package. I want players at the club doing it the right way.

“We have been really well organised with recruitment. We have seen players come and go but we are building a squad.

“Youth and development squad are new additions to Nelson.

“The youth team is doing very well and we have had a couple of them forcing their way onto the bench and that’s good, it’s a production line.

“It’s the same with the development squad.

“There are always opportunities at Nelson because we don’t ignore those squads.

“It’s the Nelson way to try and bring those players through.”