Something special is happening at Brakes

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says his side is on the brink of achieving something “very special”.

Brakes can wrap up the Southern League Premier Division title tomorrow should they beat visitors Weymouth and Stourbridge fail to overcome Gosport.

Even allowing for a slip-up against The Terras, an eight-point cushion means Brakes have got plenty in hand on their nearest chasers as the season reaches its conclusion.

And while careful to avoid popping the Champagne corks too early, Holleran recognises the magnitude of what his close-knit side is on the verge of accomplishing.

“We’re close to achieving something very special for the football club,” said Holleran.

“It’s a fantastic league to win. A lot of good sides have tried and not managed to do it.

“It normally takes a lot of money to win this league.

“But it proves what you can achieve with a youngish, hardworking, hungry squad.”

Holleran believes the sense of togetherness borne out of the club’s rebirth has been the catalyst for Brakes’ rise up the leagues.

However, he says that even he has been surprised by the way Leamington have taken a stranglehold on the division this season.

“It’s not like since the reformation we’ve had massive amounts of money.

“[The success] is an example of what you can do with the right infrastructure and the right managers.

“Leamington fans are used to winning, but the levels we’ve reached have even surprised me.

“With what we’ve paid we’ve overachieved and long may it continue.”