Miller: Class of 92 takeover ‘great’ for Evo-Stik league

Harrogate Railway's Dan Thirkell

Harrogate Railway's Dan Thirkell

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Harrogate Railway boss Billy Miller believes the Class of 92 takeover of hometown club Salford City would a great advert for the league his side play in.

But the Mancunian predicted the former Manchester United stars will find progression out of Evo-Stik First Division North tougher than they think.

Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt fronted a bid to take charge at Salford City last week.

Eleventh-placed City lie two places above Railway, but the quartet have outlined plans to lead the club through the leagues.

“It’s great for the league to have that kind of involvement,” said Miller.

“They need to build a team of players capable of winning this league.

“But I think they will find it harder than anticipated. “When you look at the make up of the league with Darlington, Warrington all going strong; there are plenty of good teams.”

On the field, Railway claimed back-to-back victories for the first time since New Year’s Day with single goal wins over Prescot Cables and Burscough last week.

Dan Thirkell’s strike saw off Prescot on Saturday before Nathan Cartman smashed home the winner against Burscough on Monday.

“We have never stopped believing,” Miller added.

“Even during the run of losses we were playing well, we just didn’t have the rub of the green.”

Miller’s men welcome top of the league Curzon Ashton to Station View on Monday night.

Jon Maloney and Simon Wood are in line for a return after injury.