FRICKLEY Athletic celebrated avoiding relegation on Monday but boss Peter Rinkcavage is already turning his attentions to making sure the Blues don’t suffer a repeat of their basement battle next term.
The Tech5 Stadium witnessed jubilant scenes from Frickley players, staff and supporters alike following the final whistle against North Ferriby - despite the hosts going down to a 1-0 defeat.
Defeats for Burscough and Hucknall Town mean the South Elmsall side will play Premier Division football next season.
And Rinkcavage, who confirmed he will stay on as the Blues boss next term, won’t be taking a break just yet as he looks to build a squad that he hopes will compete at the right end of the table next season.
“The work for next season starts for us straight away,” said the Blues boss.
“We’ve already put out some feelers for players next season and we have to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
“For the last few years this club has battled against relegation and we have to improve on that.
“We have to talk to the players we currently have, we want to keep a lot of them and we also want to add quite a few players.
“Ideally it’ll happen sooner rather than later but it’s something that will be on-going.
“The summer now gives us a chance to build the squad properly for next season.”
The club announced Rinkcavage will continue in his role next season before the crunch final day of the season on Easter Monday.
He’ll have a full close season to build and prepare his squad for the next campaign and is pleased to have his future tied up sooner rather than later.
“The club and the board have been fantastic, especially towards the end of the season” he said.
“They’ve helped out immensely this season and helped to take the pressure off me and the players.”
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