RAMSBOTTOM United manager Garry Vaughan admits the club faces a big summer - if he remains in the dugout.

The Rams have been relegated from the Evo-Stik League Premier Division after a 21-game winless run and head into the final few days of the season desperate to finish on a high.

Tonight's clash with Colwyn Bay gives them an excellent chance to pick up their first three points since January with the Welsh club also already down.

But Vaughan admits the club needs rebuilding.

He said: "It's been very tough for a month or two months.

"The players are obviously not doing their jobs on the pitch and it is tough to talk about because it has been a very tough two months.

"The players want the season to finish now.

"All we can do is get a good pre-season, get the players in and players out and look for a positive attitude for next season."

Of his own future Vaughan added: "That is up to the chairman and we are going to have a sit down and see what we can talk about and see where we go from there."

Since Vaughan was appointed in early October the Rams have managed just five victories in all competitions to slum to relegation and the manager admits a combination of problems on and off the pitch has affected the club including the floods meaning a spate of home postponements in the second half of the season.

"The record and the table speaks for itself," Vaughan told the club's official website.

"I am not making excuses but the floods didn't help the cause. When we started the job we had to get rid of a few and bring a few in and that was a gamble. We have not gelled as a team and not gelled as a dressing room.

"We brought a bit of experience in which we needed at the time and that has not worked, we have brought the kids in and that has not worked.

"The only positive to take out of it is that we can rebuild and start building for next season."

One player who won't be at the Riverside Stadium next season is captain and goalkeeper Grant Shenton who has announced his decision to leave the club in the summer.

The stopper, who brought up 250 appearances for the club earlier in the campaign, said: "I have some great memories playing for this club, promotions, winning games and sadly a recent relegation I have learned and achieved more in my time here than I could have ever wished for.

"Now though my time has come to go onto pastures new.

"I want and need a new challenge, to push myself in my own career and I believe by leaving I can potentially achieve that.

"Ramsbottom will always have a place in my heart and when I can, I will always visit."