Greens coach Leck looking to recruit a couple of ‘big hitters’

Hawick coach Phil Leck
Hawick coach Phil Leck

HAWICK coach Phil Leck has called for more of the same as thoughts now turn to next season in Scottish club rugby’s top tier.

Leck was discharged from hospital in Blackburn last Saturday afternoon and made a dash home up the M6.

Despite being in some pain, he was there at Mansfield Park to welcome his heroic troops off the bus after their promotion play-off win over Dundee earlier in the day.

And while his squad won’t need major surgery, Leck admitted he will be looking to make some additions.

He said: “We’ve got a big close season trying to get ourselves up to that level.

“We’d like to strengthen certain areas of the pitch, but it’s difficult to attract players when all you’re offering them is the chance to play in a really exciting team.

“Unfortunately people want the pound notes and I’m afraid that’s not going to happen, so we’ll be looking to consolidate with what we’ve got and maybe try to get one or two people who have left the town to get back interested.

“We need a couple of big hitters, but we’ll definitely be going out to play rugby, that’s how we’ll beat teams.”