Rinkcavage pleased with Blues’ progression

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FRICKLEY Athletic manager Peter Rinkcavage believes the South Elmsall club has made big strides forward since he took charge 13 months ago.

The Blues boss took over from Billy Heath in October 2010 charged with the task of keeping Frickley in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Since successfully completing that task he’s guided the Blues to mid-table so far this season, partly thanks to their current unbeaten run stretching six games in all competitions.

And he’s looking towards breaking into the top ten - starting with this weekend’s trip to Marine.

“We’ve just got to keep this momentum going,” said the Blues boss.

“I think the confidence is growing not only in the team but in the club as a whole.

“In the 13 months I’ve been here we’ve gradually climbed up the table and hopefully we’ll keep doing so. We’ll need some luck in keeping everyone injury free but there’s no reason why we can’t be a solid top-ten team with our full compliment of players available.”

He continued: “Marine is always a tough place to go to but we’ll go there with no fear looking to win the game.

“We’ve picked up more points away from home this season and done well away in the cups too so we’ve got nothing to fear playing away from home.”

Rinkcavage is expecting Alex Callery to bolster his options with a return from injury for this weekend’s trip to Liverpool.

Mark Gray’s suspension for his sending-off in Tuesday’s Doodson Sport Cup clash won’t kick-in for a fortnight, meaning he’ll be available for selection.

He’ll also be available for Tuesday night’s home clash with North Ferriby United, a team that struggled out of the blocks but that are currently one of the form sides in the division.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest sports news from around the area.