In a new addition to our Warrington Town coverage, Yellows skipper Mark Roberts takes us inside the dressing room with his 'Captain's Log' column...

THIS is my first column writing for the newspaper and I’m planning to provide regular insight into our town’s football team.

Captaining my local side is a real privilege, so I’m hopeful that this will build on the tremendous work that is already taking place both on the pitch and behind the scenes down at Cantilever Park.

Warrington Town are a growing force with fierce ambition and it excites me that the support is there to sustain the football club at a much higher level.

I’ve seen throughout my own career just how positive an impact sport can have on the community it serves because it brings people together in the most incredible of ways.

The crowds we attracted in the play-off matches last season are testament to that but truth be told, I think we were only just beginning to scratch the surface of the potential that is actually there.

Obviously, the heartbreak of that defeat to King’s Lynn was a bitter pill for everyone to swallow, so full credit to the management team because they have galvanised the troops and prepared us superbly for another tilt at promotion this season.

Keeping the majority of the squad together was of course vital as relationships take time and successful team dynamics are not easily replicated or replaced.

We’ve strengthened with some high-quality additions so the competition for shirts demands every player is performing on a consistent basis, to the maximum of their abilities.

This season has begun in typically solid fashion despite having to contend with a catalogue of injuries, which has stretched the squad to its limits.

You won’t hear any complaints from our dressing room though, because it is the resilience we show and our ability to adapt in testing circumstances which gives us our competitive edge when we need it the most.

This week we have a break from league action and look forward to an FA Cup tie at FC United of Manchester.

Many pundits within the media have questioned whether the competition has lost its charm over the years, but its the trophy I always dreamt of lifting as a boy.

It is the chance for David to defeat Goliath and I’m fortunate to have played in some of those “giant-killings” over the years.

They are unforgettable games – it’s why the FA Cup will always be magic to me.