13th Nov, 2019

Droitwich Rugby planning for next season

Droitwich Editorial 24th Feb, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

DROITWICH RFC’s director of rugby Duncan Edwards has said preparations are well underway for next season as relegation from Midlands Two West (South) looms.

On Saturday, Droitwich made the trip to bottom of the table side Bedworth looking to salvage some positives from a difficult season but went down 25-12, handing Bedworth their first victory of the season.

With the bottom two dropping down to Midlands Three West (South), Edwards’ Droitwich side – who sit 23 points from safety with five games to go – were disappointed not to walk away with a victory.

Edwards added: “We wanted to go over to Bedworth and get a positive result.

“However, all credit goes to them as we came up short and Bedworth deserved the win.

“We just have to keep putting in the performances and there’s a two week break now so we will be getting the lads in to do some training.

“I think the break will do the lads good though, it will give them time to regroup before the next league match.

“The players have reacted brilliantly each week but I can see the effort is there.

“I will be looking to get some good results in the remaining games of the season.”

Droitwich have only won one game all season out of a possible 17, leaving them on the verge of relegation, but for Edwards, it’s all about finding positives from the rest of the current campaign and planning ahead for the following year.

“It would be good for our lads to bounce straight back up to this division,” he added.

“We are looking at ideas to put the building blocks in place ready for the next season right now.

“There’s still a few games left for us but we have got our eye on focusing on what we can do for next year.

“Hopefully we will have a good summer and come back with a stronger unit.”

Droitwich’s next league game sees them entertain Berkswell & Balsall on Saturday, March 5.

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