Luke Garrard says signing a new three-year contract at Boreham Wood was a simple decision as he looks to continue the club's development.

The Wood manager agreed a deal to keep him at Meadow Park until 2021 after a campaign which saw him lead the club to within one win of the Football League.

For Garrard, agreeing to remain at the Wood helm was a straightforward call and he is looking forward to the test of improving on last term's play-off final appearance.

"It didn't take me a long time to say yes," Garrard told the Wood website. "I am in a good position and a good place and I think that we are a club who are progressing.

"The aim is to sustain this success and I think that if we were to mirror last season, then it would be another amazing achievement."

While Garrard's efforts to take Wood to the National League play-off final is nothing to be sniffed at, he and his players will be under fresh scrutiny to deliver in 2018/19.

The 32-year-old believes his side will be viewed in a new light next term and accepts replicating the form of last season will be no easy task.

He maintains a confidence that Wood will be competitive once again.

"I know exactly what it is going to be like this year and I can imagine that it is going to be my toughest season yet," he said.

"But we have got a squad in place at the moment that I am content with.

"I think that we have a good foundation, with 10-12 already signed. With the addition of Bradley Ash and the business that we are going to do in the next four to five weeks, we are hopeful that we can kick on from where we were last season.

"People are not going to take us for granted anymore though, we are play-off finalists. People know exactly what Boreham Wood are going to be about."

Garrard agreed to remain at Wood despite having offers on the table from various National League and Football League sides, but says he never entertained leaving the club.

He said: “It is nice, I have got to be honest, because it shows the work that we are doing as a football club.

“But, I have got an affinity with Boreham Wood, I’ve got a history with the club and I’ve got a deal that I am going to see out."