Wright: Plans in place for Himley to bounce back

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HIMLEY captain Greg Wright says plans are in place for Himley to bounce straight back following their relegation from the Birmingham and District Premier League.

Himley's six wicket defeat against Berkswell on Saturday confirmed their drop to Division One after a disappointing season.

However, Wright is confident the club can recover at the first time of asking.

He said: "We need to change a few things both on and off the field and recruit some quality and experience to help our younger players.

"Plans are in place for us to move forwards despite relegation. We want to bounce straight back and there shouldn't be any reason why we can't do that.

"We don't want to lose the current crop of players. It would be a massive disappointment if some of these players that have been relegated chose to move on. They owe it to the club to show loyalty and help us get back and establish ourselves in the Premier League.

"I have every confidence in this group and believe, with a couple of additions, we will be up their challenging.

"There have been no big falling outs at the club, we just took our eye of the ball, haven't been good enough and have been punished.

"We can't be arrogant enough to think a club like Himley is too big to go down. We have to look ahead and will be doing all we can to get straight back."

Himley's disappointing season was brightened after they secured a semi-final place in the Staffordshire County Cup with victory over Stone on Sunday.

They will now take on Wolverhampton this Sunday (12.30pm) looking to make the final.

They will compete their league campaign with a home game against Barnt Green this Saturday and an away trip to Walsall a week later.

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