Clitheroe Chairman upbeat about the future

Clitheroe chairman Lee Sharples is upbeat about the club’s future after his first season in the role.

After struggling in 2018/19, Phil Brown’s side were in play-off contention in the N/West Division when the season was brought to a premature end.

He told the club’s official website: “For me, I couldn’t have asked for any more from Phil and the players he brought in.

“I wanted us to win more games than we lost and we did that.

“You always want more and think you can do more but to effectively finish sixth is amazing after finishing 18th last season.

“Phil had to build a team and his drive and passion have been amazing and he has really given us something to build on next season.

“When the new season starts, we will already have a team, which we will just be looking to add to and strengthen in certain positions, which we know about and have spoken about.”

It was last summer when Sharples took over as chairman, and during that time work has been undertaken on the playing surface at Shawbridge.

“You never know how anything will pan out,” he said.

“But I think we’ve done what we said we wanted to at the AGM last summer.

“We wanted the fans to enjoy coming to watch their team and to feel more integrated into the club.

“I think that has happened and I thank them all for their support this season.

“We hope they stay fit and well during this difficult time and look forward to the day when we can all be back watching and enjoying football at Shawbridge.”

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