Rogers joins in fight for Skem future
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.