Workington Town’s new coach Anthony Murray insists he won’t be making any “crazy statements” on how his team are going to perform in League One next year.
He says: “I just want to get us playing rugby with a smile on our faces and being competitive in what is a competitive League.
“I have been speaking daily with Gary Murdock, our director of rugby, and we are looking at players we would like to bring in and the ones we want to retain.
“I hope to get names on paper over the coming weeks so that we will have a squad ready to go in good time for the new season.
“What I’m not going to do is make crazy statements about where we are going to finish in League One. There are some good teams there with very good players and it presents good challenges.
“I want us to be competitive each week and see where that will take us.”
Murray says he knows the area well from his time coaching Millom and Barrow, and also playing for Workington.
He intends having a good relationship with the other two clubs in the area and the community clubs across Cumbria which he described as “a hot bed of rugby league.”
Murray has spent the last four seasons in League One at North Wales Crusaders, taking them from ninth to third and successive play-off appearances.
He was Coach of the Year in League One last year, when his efforts at rugby league outpost North Wales were considered above Paul Crarey guiding Barrow to the League title and Chris Thorman in earning promotion for Town via the play-offs.