THE tough task of reorganisation at Kendal Town FC after this season’s disappointing campaign has begun after the club announced that they will be resurrecting their reserve team from next season.

The Mintcakes’ Evo-Stik West safety was finally confirmed on Easter Monday when bottom side Skelmersdale’s 5-0 hammering by Prescot Cables meant they can not now catch Town.

Thanks to Colwyn Bay’s defection to the Welsh league set up, only one team will be relegated and consequently Kendal’s second bottom finish is enough to preserve their status.

But there was little else to celebrate on Monday as Town lost 4-1 to mid-table Droylsden in their final home league fixture of the season.

The result was the Mintcakes’ ninth consecutive defeat and clearly a major rebuilding job is required in the close season if Kendal are to be a competitive force in next season’s Evo-Stik West.

But the first step in that rebuilding process has been taken after chairman George Gudgeon announced the reintroduction of the reserve team for next term, a move he said was part of the 10 point strategic plan set out earlier this season.

Subject to a successful application, the new reserve string will play midweek matches in the Lancashire Floodlight League with the St & B Accountants Stadium as their home ground.

The club have also announced that Lee McCullough and Ken Curwen will manage the team supported by Dennis Rossi and Jay Rossi.

McCullough, a close friend of Premier League Brighton’s striker Glenn Murray, is a former Carlisle United youth team player who has enjoyed two long spells as a player at Workington.

He joined the Borough Park club’s coaching set up after hanging up his boots and has spent the past season as the Reds’ reserve team boss.

Curwen also spent last term at Workington, coaching the club’s under 18s side in what has been a successful campaign.

Mr Gudgeon said he believed the new set up was “an important development for the club that will see it offer a clear pathway for young players in semi professional football.”

He said the new reserve side would provide an important step between youth and senior football.

“It’s another part of the jigsaw and an exciting time for the club,” said Mr Gudgeon.

However, some elements of the club’s support remain unhappy with the current regime and have continued to voice their desire for radical change.

Kendal Town Independent Supporters’ Club have been aiming to set up a meeting with the club’s committee for some time at which they hope to discuss plans to work with the club to move things forward.

However, so far no date has been set for the planned meeting.

The group has recently taken steps to set up as a supporters’ trust and efforts towards this goal are ongoing.

Town round off their Evo-Stik West campaign with a trip to Widnes on Saturday.