MICHAEL Clegg is preparing his Warrington Rylands for meetings with his two former clubs this week.

Blues’ next fixture sees them make the short trip to Atherton Collieries tomorrow as the hectic start to the new campaign continues.

Both sides are aiming to kick on after picking up their first wins of the new Northern Premier League Premier Division season in midweek – Mo Touray's double secured a 2-0 win for Rylands at Stafford Rangers while Colls beat Bradford Park Avenue by the same scoreline.

For Clegg, it is a return to the club with whom he spent a highly successful five-year spell as manager between 2014 and 2019.

He led the club to three promotions in five seasons, steering them into the Northern Premier League for the first time in their history before leaving to join Ashton United.

New Rylands signings Clive Smith and Ben Hardcastle will also be returning to the Skuna Stadium for the first time since leaving in the summer.

“I managed there for five years and it’s always a tough place to go,” Clegg said.

"I saw they picked up their first win on Tuesday at home, but we’ll be well up for that.

“All the lads I had there have been and gone but it will be nice to see a few familiar faces.

“It’s another game that we’re wanting to go and get three points in."

Clegg was then in charge at Ashton until January of this year, when he resigned due to a poor run of form. He went on to join Rylands a month later, taking over following Jody Banim’s resignation.

Ashton provide the opposition for Clegg’s Blues side at Gorsey Lane on Tuesday evening, kick off 7.45pm, in what will be the manager’s first reunion with the Robins since leaving.