FC CLACTON striker Max Booth believes his club boast one of the best squads in the Thurlow Nunn League.

The Seasiders lost 4-2 at Brantham Athletic on Boxing Day - a result that left them 15th and looking over their shoulders rather than up towards the top ten in the Thurlow Nunn League table.

Nevertheless, Booth has no regrets about his decision to join from Essex and Suffolk Border League side Stanway Pegasus in late October.

And he believes that given the rich talent in the club’s squad, good times lie ahead in 2019.

“Results haven’t always gone our way but I’m really enjoying my football,” he told the Gazette.

“I’m certainly happy with my decision to come here.

“It was always going to be a jump in standard but it’s something I’m used to, having played at a higher level before.

“It was just a matter of getting used to it and now I feel I’ve found a position in the squad that I’m enjoying.

“It sounds like a funny thing to say but I don’t feel our results have reflected our performances.

“There’s no doubt about the ability here and I think we’ve got one of the best squads in the league.

“But in terms of mistakes – individual and collective – there have been far too many.

“That’s where we’ve been punished.

“As a striker, I know I’d feel lucky to be gifted some of the chances we’ve given other sides. We’ve given too many sloppy goals away but that’s just something we need to keep working on.

“We know that if we stop conceding those goals, we’ll win a lot of matches and it just shows what we could achieve if we get things right and keep improving.”

Colchester-based Booth was previously at AFC Sudbury and Needham Market before joining Stanway Pegasus.

He decided to join Clacton despite interest from a Bostik League side.

Now he hopes his side can push on in the new year.

“The league’s tight and three or four wins on the bounce would take us into the top ten,” he added.

“With games in hand, too, there’s no reason why we can’t start climbing the table.

“We know we’re capable of playing some really good football.

“We hear it so often from opposition teams and managers.

“The vibe within the squad is great but there’s no substitute for the feeling of winning games on a Saturday afternoon.

“We have to tighten up at the back.

“When that happens, I’ve got no doubt this squad can start moving towards the top of the league.”