McManaman eager to play a part

The Lancashire club prop up the league standings with eight games

remaining but are nevertheless just six points off 11th place.

McManaman has been a bit-part player for the club this season after

making the step-up from the youth ranks, making a handful of league

and cup appearances, but the 19-year-old remains confident he can

play a role in their battle against the drop. “It’s been a great

season for me personally and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” he

told the club’s official website. “It goes to show that if you work

hard and perform well in the reserve team then the gaffer will give

you your chance. “To have got the chance to prove myself is

fantastic, I hope I’ve proved I can contribute to the team and now

I’ll keep working hard to earn more opportunities. “We’ve got a lot

of options up front, everyone’s fit too so competition is fierce.

But I’m dying to get back involved with the first team and if I

keep working hard hopefully that chance will come.”