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Stafford Rangers must move on and rebuild now says former star Mick Cullerton

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

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AFTER their third relegation in six years, one of Stafford Rangers' former stars believes the club must move on and rebuild.

"It is not the time to apportion blame , now is the time to rebuild the club," said ex-striker Mick Cullerton, who was twice an FA Trophy winner with the club in the seventies.

"With the greatest of respect, in my time at Stafford the club had good leaders in Paul Butters, then Ed Weetman (two past chairman). Now they must appoint a good leader to turn it around, " said Cullerton, who had two successful spells at Marston Road, separated by three years at Port Vale.

Now a local radio pundit covering Vale and Stoke City, Cullerton said: "Next season is not going to be an easy job for any manager.

"But it will give him the opportunity to look around the local scene for players at the level the club will be playing. Obviously there are going to be massive changes at the club.

"It's time to start again and the people I feel sorry for are the supporters.

"The club needs to put new building blocks in place and in some way get the community involved, but that will all depend on who takes over at the top. It's time to start again.

"The club needs like-minded people to help and possibly involve ex-players in some way.

"The club has got to start today. They have all got to be positive and say to themselves that they can turn it around. They have got to have the drive to get Stafford Rangers back on their feet."

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