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Shaun Reid turns attention to Warrington Town's promotion bid
A COSTLY week for Warrington Town saw them bow out of both the FA Cup and FA Trophy, but boss Shaun Reid is confident the club’s long term ambitions remain intact.
The Yellows suffered defeats to Ossett Town and Ramsbottom United in the space of five days, as well as picking up suspensions for key players Scott Metcalfe and Peter Dogan.
However, Town remain firmly in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier First Division North promotion hunt and Reid’s priorities now lie with Saturday’s clash against Padiham and a trip to Kendal Town on Tuesday.
“I can’t pretend I wasn’t disappointed to go out,” he said. “But it gives us something to concentrate on, we have a sole aim and that’s to gain promotion.
“My remit when I arrived was to try and achieve promotion, if we can do that then it’d be great for everyone at the club – we just have to maintain our league form.
“The chances of winning the FA Cup or FA Trophy were very minimal, but the chance of winning the league is realistic.”
Tuesday’s clash saw Ciaran Kilheeney join Ben Wharton on the injury list meaning the return of Tony Evans from Northwich Vics has provided a timely boost.
“The 120 minutes, some of that with nine men, really took it out of the lads and we lost a few through injury, but we have to manage.
“Evans is also an option at centre half, he’s going to take a couple of games to get fit, but he’s already shown me he can be useful.
“He won the flick on for the goal on Saturday and he scored a few goals when he was here before which deservedly got him a good move.”
Reid was also impressed with Town’s youngsters in the FA Youth Cup on Monday.
“They were magnificent,” he said. “The whole structure of the club is in a good state.
“We have to grow from the bottom up and have a conveyor belt of talent, which director of football Toby Macormac is working hard to achieve.”