RADCLIFFE haven’t needed the gift of the gab to convince their summer targets to join Jon Macken’s revolution.

Chairman Paul Hilton says the club is on course to secure the players they want to bolster their squad in the Evo-Stik Premier.

And unlike previous years, he says the job of getting new signings on board has been simple thanks to last season’s success on the pitch.

“This last year we have been talking to players and having to prove to them that we mean business,” he told The Radcliffe Times.

“There had been a couple of lower finishes but we expected them because we’d made decisions that warranted them.

“But from the moment we brought Jon Macken in to change the squad we knew what would happen.

“This season we haven’t needed to convince anyone of our ambitions because people have seen it out there on the pitch.

“They know about us without us needing to blow our own trumpet. We don’t have to shout about it, we don’t need any pomp or ceremony.

“We want to go about our business in a professional manner.

“We know the players we want, we know the players we want to keep and we’ll announce it in one hit.”

Hilton is equally proud of the club’s work off the field, including Radcliffe Juniors and the refurbishment work inside the Neuven Stadium.

“The juniors are the lifeblood of the club,” he said.

“Walking around town I see some Radcliffe shirts again. We want to carry that on. We want people to feel that this is their club.

“The building work has been going well and the new bar will make it a very different atmosphere. We want people to make a day of it, to enjoy their club.

“We’ll be doing things like putting some breakfast on if it’s an early game, build that into the ticket prices.

"We want people to stay and enjoy themselves so we’ll be looking at later events like bands or race nights.

"We want to show the club off to the community.”