Rimington expect to improve

Final season: Rimington FC Manager Terry Braithwaite
Final season: Rimington FC Manager Terry Braithwaite

Rimington FC have many reasons to expect improvements for the approaching season.

Manager Terry Braithwaite will be stepping down after this, his 15th, season. and he is hoping to go out with a bang by adding to the 23 trophies the club has bagged during his reign.

Rimington are also pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Jackson as reserve team manager, with Ben Walker joining him as coach to work with Jon Penman.

After the success of the Under 21s’ first season, in which they finished runners-up in both league and cup, the club are hoping that Gary Kay and Trevor Robinson can go a step further.

All three managers are looking to add to their squads, and the first opportunity potential new players have to join and impress comes on Tuesday, where everyone is welcome to turn up on the Castle Field at 7 p.m. for the first training session.

Braithwaite said: “We are looking for all three teams to mirror each other in the way they prepare, train, warm-up and play, so it ensures natural and smooth transition from team to team.

“The Under 21s had a superb debut, Adam Hutchinson and Gary Kay built a very good squad with players also representing the senior teams, and we want to take that side of the club further.

“The reserves defended the Norman Pratt trophy again and created history by winning it for the fourth year in a row, but they disappointed in the league, so Warren will be looking for improvement there, and the first team won the Craven Cup again, which was good, but I was so disappointed with our league campaign - finishing outside the top two for the first time in 10 years hurt us all.”