RENFREW manager Jimmy Quigley admits he is loving life in the hotseat after making an impressive start to his time in charge at New Western Park.

Quigley, who enjoyed 11 years with the club as a player before spending a further decade as a coach, was appointed boss in October, following the departure of Colin Clark.

Renfrew were inconsistent in the early stages of the season and fell to ninth place in Conference B of the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL), with Clark suffering a 7-3 defeat against Ardeer Thistle in his last game back in August.

Since then, Quigley has looked to turn things around and, so far, remains undefeated in the league, with six wins and two draws from his eight games in charge.

That has put an improving Renfrew team back in the hunt for a top four finish.

They currently occupy seventh spot but there are just nine points separating the teams in fourth and tenth.

Cambuslang Rangers are the runaway leaders but Renfrew are only four points adrift of fourth-placed Greenock, who have played a game more.

The New Western Park outfit did suffer the disappointment of a WoSFL Cup defeat at the hands of Lanark United but Quigley has hailed his players for adapting to the mid-season managerial change.

Speaking exclusively to Gazette Sport, he said: “I’ve enjoyed my start.

“We’ve only lost one game so far and that was on me, as I changed the team about in a cup game against Lanark.

“Since I’ve taken over, we’ve won six and drawn two in the league and the target is to try to get into the top four.

“We had a very inconsistent start, with a lot of injuries and Covid problems, but we’ve put a wee run together just now.

“The boys look as if they’ve got the bit between their teeth in terms of trying to get into the top four. Every game, they are looking forward to and relishing it.”

Quigley also insists his players have fully deserved to put their feet up over the festive season.

He said: “Their attitude and application has been great since I came in, so they can blow off a wee bit of steam over the winter break because they were focused all the way up until Christmas and we’ll go again once we’re back in.”