Maggs plans for the future

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Kevin Maggs is hoping to finalise talks with a couple of new Moseley signings next week as he continues to build for the 2015/16 season.

With his side heading to Jersey for their final game of the current campaign, the head coach has had time to  reflect and to look at where he needs to strengthen his squad.

“It’s been a difficult year but one of small margins,” Maggs said. “Many of the games could have gone our way – there were just a few points in them – and we could have been higher up the table.

“It’s not all bad, we needed just a little more experience to see games out at times.

“I’m expecting to be able to confirm a couple of good signings next week which will help us and a add to a good group of core players we have at the club.”

Moseley’s 29-0 defeat of Plymouth last weekend means they can head to the Channel Islands without the threat of relegation – that defeat confirmed Plymouth’s place in National One next season.

And two nights in Jersey will be the perfect way to round-off a troubled campaign for Maggs’ men.

“In a way it’s perfect that we finish the season at Jersey,” the head coach admitted. “We can go there with the knowledge that there is no pressure on us and that our place in the Championship is secure for another season.

“We have a few of the boys carrying injuries so we will have to look at them.”

Fly-half Will Hooley and full-back Tom Collins were among the points against Plymouth – two of the Northampton Saints players to be dual-registered with the Billesley Common side.

And Maggs is hoping the arrangement with the Premiership side can continue next season.

“We have done it for a last couple of seasons and it is something that has worked for both sides,” he said.

“We have benefitted from having players including Sam Dickinson, Ethan Walker and Tom Collins who have been part of the England set-up.

“In return they have been able to watch some of their younger lads play in the Championship which is a very tough league. They can see if these lads have got what it takes to make it in the first team.

“I’m hoping that we can sit down with them and continue with what we have been doing.”

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