THERE has been a change to the Kempsey Saints hierarchy in the past fortnight with last year’s coach Jason Fisher back in the head coaching role following the resignation of Barry Horsfall for personal reasons.
Horsfall made the decision shortly after the club’s round two loss to the Port Saints, with Fisher coming in to fill the void left by his absence.
Although his time at the club was short, Fisher said Horsfall made a lasting impact through his management style.
“He did a great job so I just want to pick up where he left off,” he said.
“There were a couple of senior players who asked me to come back after he left and coaching is something I am still definitely interested in doing so it was kind of a mutual decision by me and the committee.
"The club is probably in the strongest position it has been in for the past six years in terms of the quality of the senior squads and the juniors who are coming up through the ranks.
"I’ve had had success with the club before so I’m looking forward to getting back into it.”
Fisher’s first game back at the helm will be at home against the Taree Wildcats.
Like the Saints, Taree has had a mixed start to the season with a win and a draw in their first two matches.
While Kempsey has scored six goals in their first two games, they have also conceded seven to be sixth on the table.
Fisher said he will take confidence from his side’s previous success against the Wildcats.
“We beat them a couple of times last year so we know we are capable of containing them,” he said.
“There was a pretty specific strategy that we employed to combat their formation so we may try and play that style again.”
The Kempsey Saints will play Taree from 3pm at Eden st tomorrow.