SHAUN Reid is confident Warrington Town’s dreams of reaching the Football League remain alive despite suffering play-off heartbreak.
Hopes of promotion to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League top flight were delayed for at least another year when Bamber Bridge progressed to the final at the Yellows’ expense.
Town’s ‘2020 vision’ was revealed at the start of the season, and Reid believes with the backing of director of football Toby Macormac, the club can make it happen.
“We feel disappointed, of course we do, but we have improved and we will keep improving – the 2020 vision is still alive,” said the Town boss.
“It means four promotions in six years, and if we are going to go on and do that it will take a lot of investment and endeavour but the club is built on that.
“Toby is a successful man in his own right and if he takes over a football club it will only be going one way.
“This was the first full year with him in charge and with me working with him and we’ve finished third, which is a great achievement.”
Reid admitted the 1-0 loss to Bamber Bridge on April 29 left the squad deflated, but feels it was a necessary learning curve in realising the club’s ambitions.
“The feeling I have got in my stomach I never want again,” he added. “I feel as a manager I have let a lot of people down.
“But on reflection we have improved and we want to improve again – that’s mine and the players’ aim.
“It’s my second full year as a manager so obviously I’m still learning, I’ve been coaching for a few years but being a manager was always my want – I feel I have the credentials and am learning every game.
“My players have been absolutely magnificent and so has everyone involved with the club. We will have disappointment but then we have to go again, that’s what it’s all about.
“We have learned a lot this season and it will be for the benefit of this football club.”