KEELAN Sorrell is looking forward to a special year for Holland FC.

The highly-rated midfielder has high hopes for the 2018/19 campaign, with his coastal side having brand new facilities - a clubhouse, new pitch and covered stand - at their Eastcliff base.

Sorrell believes it should make for a memorable season - both on the pitch and off it.

“We’ve got a lot of young players and we’re only going to get better and stronger,” he told the Gazette.

“Next season should be a good one.

“Everything will come together.

“We’ll have our new ground, lovely facilities and a decent pitch.

“We’ll have a settled squad by then and hopefully we can go at it from the start.

"We’ve got a young squad and some of them are new to this level.

“They’re going to make mistakes but it’s about reacting to them and trying to cut them out.”

Sorrell, who scored with a brilliant free-kick in Tuesday's 4-0 victory at Leiston Reserves, is the son of chairman Mark, who has been a driving force behind Holland's move back to Eastcliff.

They are currently ground-sharing with FC Clacton.

Holland’s 160 youth players will also benefit from the facilities, which, in addition, will be used by walking football and disability groups.

“Dad’s put a lot of work in to get us to this point and it’s taken a long time,” said Sorrell junior.

“We’re all very excited and looking forward to playing at our new ground.”

Holland were left without a game last weekend following the late postponement of their home match against Diss Town.

They won 4-0 at Leiston Reserves on Tuesday, with Steve Eaton (two) and Zach Smith-Walter joining Sorrell on the scoresheet, and host leaders Woodbridge Town at the Bowl on Saturday.

The Woodpeckers recently beat Holland 5-0 in the reverse fixture at Notcutts Park.

However, joint-boss Jon Willis believes his side are making rapid progress and expects a closer game at the Bowl.

“I’m really enjoying it here and think there’s been a massive improvement, in terms of the way we’ve been playing,” he said.

“As I’ve said before, if we can keep this group together and keep playing like that, who knows what we can achieve.

“Everyone wants to win games of football - me as much as anyway - and it’s hard when you lose.

“But we have to keep focused on the bigger picture and what we’re trying to achieve here.

"Tuesday was a big performance and score for us and I was really proud of the players."

Holland have parted company with Lee Braddon and Jimmy Shuttlewood but resigned Tom Holdstock.

However, the striker’s availability will be limited because of his work.