Steve Baker believes just a few additions are needed to make his Harrow Borough squad competitive next season.
The former Chipstead boss took over at Earlsmead at the end of January with Boro seemingly doomed to relegation from the Ryman Premier.
As a result, Baker expects to keep the faith with the squad which has served him so well over the past four months, and is not looking to let anyone go.
He said: “We have the nucleus of a good squad and we want to keep everyone we have got. A couple may go, but I'd like to think most will want to stay. I think we can improve next year if we add three or four more just to freshen up.
“We will set realistic targets though. I won't say something stupid like we're going to get promoted, the first target is to improve on last season's points tally. Getting off to a good start is the most important thing as Harrow have been notoriously bad starters, and I had a similar thing at Chipstead.”
Harrow still have the chance for some more silverware when they play in the long-awaited Middlesex Charity Cup final at Earlsmead on August 1.
Harrow were due to play Enfield Town in the final a fortnight ago, but their Ryman Premier rivals have been booted out for fielding an ineligible player in previous rounds.
Boro will now face the winner of a rearranged semi-final between Ashford Town (Middx) and Cockfosters, both of whom Enfield had knocked out.
Baker added: “We can't affect it, so there's no point getting the hump. It's a farce, but other teams have been a lot more worse affected than us.
“Enfield have been unfortunate, but it would have been dangerous to rule in their favour. We'll turn a negative into a positive and treat it like a Charity Shield game.”