FRICKLEY Athletic manager Peter Rinkcavage will be hoping to bring his time as Blues boss to an end in cup-winning fashion in the surroundings of Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium tonight.
It was announced by the club last week that Rinkcavage, and his assistant Jason Maybury, will leave the Westfield Lane club following the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup final clash with Worksop Town.
And although the Blues boss has admitted that the Tigers, his former club, will be favourites to lift the trophy, he’ll do everything he can to bring his time in South Elmsall to a close by adding a cup to Frickley’s trophy cabinet.
“Worksop pay a lot of money out and, with the players they have, they start as clear favourites,” he admitted.
“But we beat them a couple of weeks ago so we know we can get close to them. It is about how we perform on the night.”
Rinkcavage will be hoping to draw on his experience of winning the same competition in 2007 - when he led Stocksbridge Park Steels to victory over Worksop.
He gave his Blues side a week off following the end of a tiring Evo-Stik Premier Division campaign and he’s hoping they’ll be fully recharged for tonight’s match.
“The players were in need of a rest and, because of the lengthy gap between our last league game and the final, we have been able to have a week off.
“I am confident we will be fit and fresh for the final.”
The Blues will have midfielder Cecil Nyoni, on-loan from Sheffield Wednesday, available to play on his home ground after the Owls agreed to extend his deal until after the cup final.
Tonight’s game will kick-off at 7pm and tickets are available on the turnstiles priced at £6.50 for adults and £3 for under-16s and over-65s.
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