BOOKMAKERS rate Witton Albion among the outsiders for promotion from the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division this season.

William Hill are offering odds of 40/1 on Albion finishing the season top of the pile and securing promotion to the National League North.

> Defensive solidity will remain Witton Albion's foundation

South Shields, who finished the null and voided 2019-20 season top of the table, are rated as 11/10 favourites for the title this time around, followed by Buxton (8/1) and Morpeth Town (11/1).

Northern Premier League Premier Division winners odds (courtesy of William Hill):

11/10 - South Shields

8/1 - Buxton

11/1 - Morpeth Town

14/1 - FC United of Manchester, Warrington Town

16/1 - Basford United, Whitby Town

20/1 - Gainsborough Trinity

25/1 - Lancaster City, Hyde United, Nantwich Town, Scarborough Athletic

33/1 - Ashton United, Stalybridge Celtic

40/1 - Witton Albion, Bamber Bridge

50/1 - Radcliffe, Matlock Town

66/1 - Stafford Rangers, Mickleover, Atherton Collieries, Grantham Town