Saddleworth Rangers focus on rebuilding for next season as relegation looms

SADDLEWORTH RANGERS are confident the future looks bright, despite looming relegation from division one this season in the National Conference League.

Rangers are rooted to the bottom of the league following home losses on the bounce to Myton Warriors and Milford Marlins, with only two games left in the campaign.Saddleworth Rangers Logo

But first-team coach Craig Farrimond insists with a couple of new players to bolster the squad, they will be back on form next time.

“We have given it a real go in the last few home games against some quality opposition and that bodes well for next season,” he said.

“We do need to have a couple of key additions and then we can have a solid close season and really hit the ground running when we try to regain our status in 2016.”

Farrimond is remaining as coach for next season, but assistant Dave Newton is stepping down due to time commitments and a replacement is to be brought in.

Rangers chairman Shane Wilson said: “We thank Dave for the work he has done over the past couple of years and his involvement in the wider life of the club.

“Craig will have his own ideas who he wishes to bring in over the next few weeks and we look forward getting the best person to help take the team and club forward.”

Life off the pitch has been more positive for Rangers as they recently raised £10,000 towards a new clubhouse during a world record touch rugby challenge.

Mr Wilson added: “Although this season has been disappointing on the field, we have taken a lot of strides forward elsewhere and there is a good feel about the place.”

 

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