New Burnley coach aims for top eight finish

First published in Rugby Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

BURNLEY boy Simon Finnan has taken over the hot-seat at his hometown club but admits it has probably come a few years early.

But the 33-year-old is looking forward to the challenge ahead – and has already set himself a top eight finish in North Lancs One.

Finnan, who coached alongside the now departed Getty Shinkel, will continue to play at outside half.

He said: “It probably has come a few years early but I am really looking forward to he challenge.

“I worked with Getty and coached the junior sides so I am used to it. I’ve already had a look at things and I think we could finish in the top eight.”

Finnan (right) whose first game in charge was the 22-0 defeat at high-flying Hutton may have to wait a while for his first win – the play top-of-the-table Littleborough on Saturday!

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