Max Hazeldine admits it’s a big season for him as he looks to break into the first team.

The 19-year-old has come through the youth ranks at the Wham Stadium and has signed a new one year deal with a one year option.

He has made one appearance for the Reds so far, coming on in the 4-0 loss to Dagenham at the end of the 2014/15 season.

Now, after a stunning spell at Skelmersdale last season where he scored 15 goals in 22 appearances, he is hoping he can make an impact with the Reds.

“It is a big season for me,” said the pacy striker, who is from Stockport. “I have been on the bench a few times and came on at Dagenham.

“I went out on loan to Stockport and Skelmersdale last season and did well at Skelmersdale so I am hoping now I can challenge for a first team place.

“It is hard as Billy Kee and Terry Gornell are really good players but I want to hit the ground running and hopefully challenge them for a starting place.

“I have been training hard and want to be pushing to get into the first team and making it hard for Billy and Terry.”

Manager John Coleman said: “It’s a big chance for Max to make his impact in the professional game. He has been working hard and he has shown what he can do at Skelmersdale so hopefully he can make the step up here this season.”