Last season: sixth Main signings: Liu Feng, Wan Liyu South China just avoided relegation last season by winning their final match of the campaign, and things don't look too promising for this season either. A team composed only of Chinese players, South China will be happy just to retain their place in the top flight for next season despite a budget of more than $3.5 million. Peter Leung Shou-chi, back at South China as the team manager after a two-year absence, has no immediate plan to bring in overseas players because he would rather spend more time and effort on securing classy foreigners to help the club rather than depending on average overseas helpers. Six mainland players have joined the team this season: goalkeeper Wei Zhou, midfielder Liu Feng, strikers Wan Liyu and Chen Qian; and defenders Zhou Wei and Pan Jidong, the latter from Kitchee. Also, Leung Shing-kit and Li Wai-dik, who left the Caroliners for Happy Valley in 2001, are both back. Veterans Shum Kwok-pui and Yau Kin-wai retired this summer after more than a decade with the club. Striker Tam Wai-kwok also left - to join Kitchee - while Lo Chun-pong and Fung Kai-chi departed for Happy Valley. Leung is not putting too much pressure on his players, and is concentrating on improving fitness, morale and discipline. Punctuality has been a problem apparently. Attitude is also a concern. 'The players seem not to care about the results,' Leung said. 'They show little or no feeling no matter whether the team won or lost. 'They must show a positive attitude or they will be dropped from the line-up.' Ranked sixth out of nine teams last season, a repeat performance would more than satisfy their manager this time round. 'Improvement takes time,' Leung said. 'I will be satisfied as long as we are still playing in the first division next season.'