Prescot Cables manager Kevin Lynch admitted that he entered a tougher job than he realised when he succeeded Craig Davies.
Lynch took over Cables as they sat in the relegation zone and was forced to wait for his first win as manager.
The Pesky Bulls endured a mid-season clearout of their squad as Lynch rang wholesale changes to the squad he inherited.
Lynch instilled a hard-working, resolute mindset on his Prescot Cables side as they dragged themselves towards safety – securing the feat thanks to their healthy points per game return.
“Overall, it was a tough tough season. Much tougher than I thought when I took the job on, I didn’t think the task was as big as it was so that took me by surprise,” he told Off The Park.
“To assess the squad, the players that we had, I had to give them a chance but that’s why they was in that position because they wasn’t good enough unfortunately.
“I’ve had to recruit, brought some great players in then had some remarkable results with the players but couldn’t fault the support I’ve had from everyone and the support from the supporters and players was just fantastic. Glad it’s over, glad it’s over but it’s been a great experience.
“I’d put it down to one of the best achievements in football that I’ve done to keep the club up especially with the situation that we was in.
“It’s been a remarkable achievement, the objective when I come in was to keep them in the league by whatever means. To do that and what we’ve done has just been incredible, the support I’ve had has been first class from the moment I got in till the last game of the season, they’ve been right behind us and I’m looking forward to doing something good certainly for next season.”
*Interview conducted in May.