HAWICK Royal Albert manager Mick Murphy is optimistic that the club has a bright future.
And he hopes the hugely successful youth set-up in the town can lift them, and Hawick’s other amateur clubs, from the doldrums.
He told the Hawick News: “It’s not been a good season for the Albert and the local amateur sides.
“The guys running the youth football are doing a brilliant job and this is great to see.
“Last weekend I watched the Hawick Under-15s and 17s play and I was very impressed.
“Both sides played good passing football and have a lot of very talented young players.
“Robbie Kelly, Dale Whillans and Steven Drummond stood out for the Under-15s, while for the Under-17s, Jamie Dickson, John Shankie and Ross Scott were very impressive.”
Murphy is now hoping to attract more youth fixtures to Albert Park and revealed both himself and the Royalists’ committee are keen to get more involved in the youth football.
He added: “I am also going to invite some of the young players down to Albert Park for training and these boys could get run outs for the Albert in league games before the season ends.”