RADCLIFFE Boro's one last hope of picking up major silverware in a otherwise disappointing season is the Manchester Premier Cup and tonight Kevin Glendon takes his side to Curzon Ashton for a semi-final clash.

Glendon has reacted with dismay to reports at the weekend that he is to hand over team affairs to former Oldham Athletic player Frankie Bunn until the end of the season.

"The way it's been put across", he says, "It's sounds as though I'm backing away from it completely. That is not the case at all. We have some massive social events coming up at the club that I have organised and they are taking up a lot of my time.

"So Frank as my assistant will be taking on a more prominent role for the next five or six games and I'll still be just as involved when it comes to the matches and we'll be doing everything together and that's all there is to it."

Boro are boosted for tonight's game at the Northern Counties East side by the return from injury of centre backs Simon Whittle (ankle) and Loz Greenhalgh (knee) plus with last Saturday's home game against Barrow being called off Shaun McHugh has had further time to shake off a calf strain.

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