AMERSHAM Town boss Chris Miller is hoping for a brighter future for Amersham Town on the pitch after they merged with Bucks Student Union FC.

The Magpies appointed former Union chief Chris Miller as their new manager this month in a bid to save their relegation threatened season.

That has led to Spartan South Mids Division Two Union being folded and morphed with Amersham and a host of new talent available to the club.

Miller said: "It is an exciting time. We always had good young students playing for us at Union but we were never able to have the experience. What Amersham have is experience in abundance."

League rules have meant Town could not play any former Union players for two weeks but they will be eligible for their Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup second round clash with Hayes Ley Utd on Saturday.

"We have been disappointed with our recent results but we are not too far away," said Miller. "We have a cup game coming up and I feel it is a cup we should be trying to win.

"I want to see us finish about 12 th this season and then really push on for promotion next season. That has to be our aim."