AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes the National League will be far tougher next season.

Challinor admits the spending power of the likes of relegated Barnet and Chesterfield and promoted Salford City could dwarf his own transfer kitty, however he insists the Coasters will still be in a position to compete at the top end of the table.

Challinor said: “The make up of the league next season will certainly be tougher than it was this year. 

“The four that went down were probably expecting to struggle so there were no major shocks there. 

“I also don’t think many would have expected Macclesfield to get out of the division. 

“Tranmere have obviously gone up too but we had shown were were more than capable of competing against them too.

“Those clubs have been replaced by big clubs in Barnet and Chesterfield, who will have the biggest budgets in the league.

“Coming up, Salford will have a huge budget too and Harrogate similarly.

“So I think all the teams coming in are potentially stronger than those they are replacing. 

“Regardless of the teams in the division next season, we will be stronger from our own experience and hopefully we can have another successful season.”