A new-look Bideford begin their Evo-Stik League South West campaign on Saturday. The Robins welcome Didcot Town to the Sports Ground for their first game of the season. Manager Sean Joyces squad has gone through a transformation over the summer, with new additions from front to back. Among the latest additions to the squad during pre-season were Exeter City loanee Max Smallcombe, former Stoke Gabriel midfielder Louis Roberts and Scott Beattie, who impressed the manager during his trial game against Cardiff City. The trio join a host of off-season additions, including four ex-Barnstaple Town players and Brian Levien from Appledore, and Joyce is happy with the end product. Ive trimmed it off and Ive got the squad I want now, he said. Its difficult because I could put my hand in a hat with the 18 players Ive got and every one could play. Im lucky in a way because were a strong 18. Bidefords pre-season campaign ended on Friday night with a 3-0 win over South West Peninsula League side Appledore. An early goal from Sean Downing was followed by a finish from Billy Tucker to give them a 2-0 lead at the break. Downing added the third in the second half with a shot from 25 yards. While the Robins will doubtlessly be looking to improve on a 10th place finish last season, Joyce said he isnt yet sure what his expectations are in a tough league. I can only see us improving, he said. Its going to be a tough league this year because theres a hell of a lot of money around. Expectations? I dont know. I think well improve and well get better and its a long term project with these lads. Theyre younger and maybe a bit less experienced than the lads I had, but weve got more energy and more movement about us. Teams know when you play Bideford youre always going to get a game, so lets see where it takes us.