END OF SEASON MANAGER REACTION: It’s been really tough

Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters Had This To Say “ It goes without saying that this season has been really tough for everyone with the winter months being exceptionally bad, one of the worst on record this leading to several weeks with no game which has prevented us from any real consistent fluency which has led at times to a lot of negative results, now this is where I give my squad a massive pat on the back, the boys kept working hard, they kept believing in themselves and the team has a whole, they kept their togetherness which is unusual for any group when results are not at their best, but these boys are not any group, they are a special group that have bonded well together from which it must be said that this comes from the tremendous leadership of both Adrian Bellamy Captain and Matthew Bryan Vice Captain, they both have contributed in ensuring the boys kept that positive mind set and belief, Peters added “ a real big plus for me was the way that Oliver Crew, Louis Holding, Kyle Brooks and Kieran Reece have made the step up into the first team from our successful under 18s cup winning side, credit for their initial development must go to Andrew Walker and Darren Reece, these boys attitude, willingness to learn and the way they have settled into the squad and played when introduced, for me this has been my biggest highlight, these boys are the clubs future, Peters said “ there are also some talented lads in our under 21s, if they show the same commitment, desire and willingness, then they also will be given a chance, Peters said “ there was also the emergence of striker Bobby Carter, although Bobby has not come through our club youth structure he has still been given a chance from which he has shown me his desire and work rate which will stand any player in good stead in any of my teams, Peters added “ despite the demands of having to play games almost every other night, this against good sides challenging for promotion from which we actually did win against Whitchurch Alport who are my favorites to win the play off final and Prestwich Heys from which the defeat we did inflict upon them did actually prevent them from being able to achieve automatic promotion, then finishing the season with four straight wins, the emergence of talented lads from the eighteens and Matthew Bryan winning the player of the month is very much a positive end to a demanding season, Peters finished by saying “ despite the squad giving their all, a special mention should go to Debra O’Connor not only for her exemplary work in hospitality but by her work of constantly having to wash and turn the kits over, that itself was very much demanding in such a short space of time, and finally to our dedicated Press and Media Officer Matthew Lawson, a big thank you to all “