Macca: Let’s end season on high note

LIAM McDonald wants Redditch United to complete a successful league campaign on a high.

The Reds will finish the Calor Southern League Premier with a home clash against bottom of the table Bashley on Saturday (3pm kick off).

United will be keen to bounce back from a surprise 4-0 home defeat to Weymouth in otherwise one of the club’s most successful campaigns for years.

They go into the game with 60 points and still in contention to seal top ten finish, breaking the recent cycle of relegation battles fans have had to endure.

McDonald said: “The lads have done absolutely brilliant this season, it has been a great collective effort by the lads.

“I will put my hands up and say I am to blame for the Weymouth defeat, I put out an experimental attacking side and the balance wasn’t right.”

The United manager has moved to allay fears they may lose some of their bright young players to clubs at a higher level in the summer.

McDonald has also said Omari Sterling-James and Jermaine Hylton may well also train with full-time football clubs as a reward for their efforts.

Defender Jim Mutton has been training with Skrill Premier side Kidderminster Harriers, who are managed by former Reds boss Gary Whild.

He said: “I don’t want the fans to worry if they see players training with other clubs, I am in control of the situation. It’s a chance to see what it’s like at full-time clubs but I don’t expect players to be moving on. I have a good relationship with all the players and they want to play for Redditch.”

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