DEEPING Rangers boss Tuncay Korkmaz says his side has turned the corner and must aim for a top ten finish this season.
A makeshift Rangers side lost 2-0 at St Ives at the quarter final stage of the UCL League Cup on Tuesday evening. But despite the cup knock-out, Korkmaz, who returned to take charge at the club recently, says the squad is showing marked improvement.
Rangers are currently 13th in the United Counties League Premier Division but have shown signs of improvement in recent games making the top 10 a realistic target according to the Deeping boss.
They fought back to draw 2-2 at home to Newport Pagnell on Saturday and Korkmaz said: “We’ve won three, drawn one and lost three from our last seven in the league with a small squad.
“That is not too bad and there are still 51 points to play for. If we can get 25 of those we’ll be showing improvement.
“We looked better in the last two games picking up three points at Cogenhoe before the draw with Pagnell. We cannot change the past but things are slowly improving.”
Korkmaz has rung the changes since his return to Outgang Road and fielded an experimental side at St Ives on Tuesday.
He said: “We had quite a few injuries and suspensions and fielded quite a few youth players as well as players signed on loan from Boston and Posh youths sides.
“But credit to all the young lads they will learn from it. They all did well but it’s difficult to tell from one game who will make the grade.”
He also backs plans for a reserve next season saying: “Like yesterday we had to rely on young players and need a reserve team squad next season. Everyone at the club is moving in the same direction.”