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Jun 1 2012 By Tim Street
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MARK Harper admits sorting out his squad for next season has been made all the more difficult as he does not yet know for sure which league his relegated side will be in next season.
The Hampton & Richmond Borough boss is sitting down to talk with his players this week, but has already lost Dave Tarpey to Farnborough, while Hayes & Yeading, who have overtures for Dean Inman spurned, are also chasing Nathan Collier.
Maidenhead have already received a reprieve due to Kettering's demise, and if no more are handed out, Hampton will play in the Ryman Premier next season.
However, with Histon staring into the abyss, along with Truro City and Portsmouth, Hampton could yet be playing in the Blue Square South again next season.
Harper said: “It's hard to get things sorted with the players when you don't know what league you will be in, but we are preparing as if in the Ryman Premier.
“Nobody likes to see clubs go under, but I'm only interested in my own, and I know we runs a tight ship while others haven't, and if that benefits us, so be it.
“But then again, if we go back up to Blue Square South, who's to say we wouldn't be in the same situation as last season? It's a tough call.”