DESPITE Witton Albion’s precarious position at the bottom of the UniBond Premier League, manager Gary Finley believes he can turn the Wincham Park side’s season around if he is given the time and the players.

Already the newly-returned boss has brought in Mark Smyth, James Olsen and Steve Pinson but perhaps his best move so far has been to bring back striker Mike Moseley on loan from Bradford Park Avenue.

If Moseley, who scored 147 goals for Witton during his first spell with the club, rediscovers his form and fitness then he could be the man to lead Albion out of the mire.

Finley said: “Mike enjoyed Saturday although he is a bit rusty. But we’ll get him firing after a few games. The good thing about Mike is that he gets about the park which enables us to defend from the front.”

But rather than pin all hopes onto the shoulders of one man, Finley is eager to lift his under-performing squad and halt their run of 11 consecutive league defeats as soon as possible.

He said: “It doesn’t matter whether we are playing Worksop Town at home or Bradford Park Avenue away, it’s massively important for us to pick up points and it’s vital that we start winning.”

Finley was looking at bringing in at least two more players this week ahead of Saturday’s trip to Park Avenue (3pm ko), whose new assistant manager is former Northwich Vics caretaker boss Mike Marsh, as he continues to reshape the squad he inherited from Nigel Deeley last month.

Despite a change of manager and backroom staff, Witton have not enjoyed the upturn in results which often accompanies a shift in football management personnel.

And while Finley is determined to make his return to Wincham Park a success, he is under no illusions about the size of the task he has in steering Witton to safety.

“It’s been a real eye opener. It’s a massive job and I’ll definitely be looking to add more players to the squad,” he said.

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