• Captain - Adam Kelso
  • Players in - Richard Hood (Carrick) and Robbie Moffett (Carrick)
  • Players out - None
  • Players to watch - Max Burton, Andrew Forbes, Matty McCord

After a strong end to the season in 2020, Cliftonville Academy go into the new campaign with genuine hopes of a promotion challenge.

They have strengthened over the close season with both Richard Hood and Robbie Moffett making the short trip from Premiership side Carrickfergus.

They have managed to retain all their squad for last season, so skipper Adam Kelso has reason to be confident of a strong showing in 2021.

"We finished off 2020 season strong and are a young competitive side that hopes for a top two place for promotion to the premier league.

"Players that we will be hoping for big seasons for are Max Burton, Andrew Forbes and Matty McCord who was capped by the Northern Knights a few years ago."

They start their season on Saturday (May 8th) with an away day trip to Saintfield.