Saddleworth Rangers aim to beat the drop

WES Rogers still maintains Saddleworth Rangers can stave off the considerable threat of relegation from division one of the National Conference League.

Rangers’ coach believes there is still sufficient time in the remaining nine games to climb out of the bottom three.

“There are still 18 points to play for, but we need to start getting wins,” he said.

Newly promoted Rangers have won two and drawn one of 13 league matches and they are second bottom and five points from a position of safety.

“We still have a lot of games against teams in and around us in the table so we ought to take something from them,” he added.

Rangers are at second-placed Featherstone Lions on Saturday (July 6) having lost 40-18 at home to the same team on Saturday (June 29).

Rogers said: “It will be another tough one. We were still in the game with 20 minutes to go on Saturday and it was not as heavy a defeat as the score suggested.

“I cannot fault my players who never give up which is a positive. if anything we are trying too hard and turning over the ball and giving away penalties because of that.

“If we keep working hard hopefully our luck will change and we will get our rewards.”

Rogers added from day one of the campaign he has never been able to field a consistent side with the lack of continuity and stability not helpful.

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