‘Not here by fluke’ – Sam Wilson makes Warrington Rylands playoff admission in ‘no pressure’ claim

Warrington Rylands manager Sam Wilson.

Warrington Rylands interim manager Sam Wilson says they’re under no pressure despite being at the business end of the season.

The Blues have been in formidable form away from home this season as their unbeaten run continued with last weekend’s goalless draw at Hyde United. Since Wilson and former English Football League midfielder Dean Furman took over in the dugout, Rylands have lost just once.

They remain second in the Northern Premier League and have two difficult games back-to-back with a trip to Morpeth Town before returning to Gorsey Lane to take on playoff rivals Marine.

Wilson and Furman will remain in the dugout until the end of the season but there is no pressure from the Rylands board, Off The Park understands. And the interim Blues boss says they are more than deserving of being in the top five but mustn’t dwell on it.

He told Off The Park: “This stage of the season is the period everyone remembers.

“It’s great to have support of the board, it’s not new to us, that’s their nature they are supportive but for us, is there a pressure? No. But are we where we are on merit? Yes, we’re not here by fluke, there’s a reason why we haven’t been outside of the top six all season, we deserve to be where we are.

“We’ve got to be proud of that but also hold onto it. 

“(We have) Two really difficult games but we can’t look past Morpeth. They’re a strong side and they’ve picked up some good results at home beating Marine, Macclesfield and won their last three so they’re in good form.

“It’s never an easy place to go then Marine, like Hyde, and any other competitor near us, you expect a tough game. It’s the flip of a coin really, they’ve got dangerous players and strong defensively.”

[Featured image: Warrington Rylands – Mark Percy]

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