THE rebuilding programme for next season starts here.
Brighouse Rangers travel to Huddersfield rivals Lindley Swifts on Saturday (2.30pm) for their Pennine League Division Two fixture.
How a season can be turned round.
Not so long ago, Lindley were looking at Rangers in envy, having already lost twice to them this season.
Now Lindley, with games in hand, and due to play sides above them in the league, have a genuine chance to gain back-to-back promotions.
Rangers coach Brendan Hill after a disastrous run of late, is saying, if only.
With so many injuries this year to key players, namely Wayne Jowett, Chris Scrimshaw, Stuart Proctor and Simon Wolk, Rangers, instead of enjoying a succesful season, have seen it turn out to be most disapointing.
It has given some second teamers a chance to step up like Terry Moon, Reece Salt and Jack Parkinson, which can only give them confidence for next season. Hill will have the choice of both squads this Saturday with the seconds not playing.
“We just need to get our attitude right, because it doesn’t matter how much talent you possess if you turn up with wrong attitude you will lose,” said assistant coach Dave Barnes.
Rangers also travel to another Huddersfield side going for promotion, Newsome Panthers next Wednesday, also looking to do the double over them (7pm).