Back to basics for wavering Waverley

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Hawick Waverley are set to kick off the New Year under the recently-appointed managerial team of Neal McConnell and Alan Campbell.

The pair have been stand-in bosses for the Wilton Lodge Park side since October following the resignation of manager Paul Brownlee.

And with the New Year approaching, the Teries will be hoping that 2015 brings about better fortunes.

Despite having several high-quality players in their squad, Waverley are deep down in the lower half of the Border Amateur League’s A Division and have made early exits from the cup competitions they have been involved in.

McConnell, a former Hawick Legion and Hawick Royal Albert defender before joining Waverley, will manage the side, with Campbell as his assistant.

“Now that I’m the manager I can start putting my own stamp on things,” he said.

“Football is a simple game. It doesn’t need to be complicated, it’s all about the basics. My main aim is to improve our league position and I’m sure this can be done.”