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!

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree