MANAGER Andy Fisher wants his Glassgirls to continue their impressive rise when the new season kicks off.

Stourbridge Ladies will compete in the West Midlands Regional Women's Football League Division 1 South for the new campaign, starting with a tough away trip to Kidderminster Harriers on Sunday, September 3.

Fisher's side has moved up from county level ahead of the new season but the manager still hopes for more progress after adding a host of new faces to the squad.

He said: "It'll be a big step-up from Birmingham County level but we did well last season and want to build on that.

"It was a mid-table finish for us, which was pretty impressive. Come the end of the season we've made some big changes, lost about seven but brought the same amount in and ability wise I think we'll be fine.

"This season we have a lot of young players so I'd be happy with a mid-table finish again, especially with the strength of the clubs that have come into the division.

"We've had some good friendlies and the commitment has been great."

Fisher want to try and build on the interest generated from this summer's Woman's European Championships.

He added: "There has definitely been an increase in people wanting to play, especially with the European Championships this summer.

"There are a lot more people on social media asking where they can play and we have 21 signed up, which is massive really.

"With the FA set to bid for the European Championships as well I think it could continue to get even bigger.

"All we need now is for more fans to come and watch us as well. It would be brilliant if we could get some more support for our games in the new season."

Their first home game will be against Solihull United on Sunday, September 10.