Rogers joins in fight for Skem fu­ture

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Sport - BY EMMA SAN­DERS

SKELMERS­DALE United boss man­ager Alan Rogers has pledged he will do ev­ery­thing he can to im­prove the squad ahead of next sea­son and en­sure Skem can come back fight­ing, as the en­tire club fights for its very ex­is­tence.

It is now des­per­ate times for Skem as their rel­e­ga­tion from the Evo-Stik North­ern Premier was con­firmed on Satur­day fol­low­ing a 6-0 de­feat against Bux­ton.

Their week then went from bad to worse in a mat­ter of days as the club were also in­formed they have been re­fused a new lease at their URETEK Sta­dium ground in Selby Place.

It means the am­a­teur club is now un­der se­ri­ous threat to main­tain their place in the league.

Aside from off-field con­cerns, their de­feat on Satur­day dealt the fi­nal blow of the sea­son – but Rogers ad­mit­ted he was al­ready look­ing ahead and he is aware of the chal­lenges which face him and the club go­ing for­ward.

“If I’m here next sea­son then it will be a dif­fer­ent sce­nario I can guar­an­tee you that right now,” said Rogers.

“There are some top play­ers who I can get for this level and they want to play at a higher level.

“But the prob­lem we have had is that they want money which we haven’t got, which I knew about when I came in so I’m not hav­ing a pop at any­one.

“I fully knew the sit­u­a­tion be­fore I came in and I keep say­ing we are build­ing for next sea­son but I need to see what hap­pens as I don’t want to say any­thing for def­i­nite.”

While the club con­tinue to bat­tle for their ex­is­tence in the league next sea­son, Rogers and his play­ers will be fo­cus­ing on this Satur­day’s fix­ture away to Hale­sowen Town.

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