RENFREW co-manager Colin Clark conceded his team’s start in the league has been beyond his wildest dreams, but he insists there’ll be no let up from his squad.

Frew’s 1-0 win over Shettleston at New Western Park on Saturday was their sixth victory from the first eight Super League First Division fixtures.

Darren Jones’ winner strengthened their position in second place. Frew are now six points clear of fifth place, and with four automatic promotion places and two play-off spots up for grabs due to league reconstruction, everything is pointing towards a promotion tilt.

Clark admitted he couldn’t have asked for much more from his players in the opening weeks of the season, saying Renfrew’s modest budget in comparison to most of their rivals should determine success this season as staying out of the bottom two.

But having got themselves into a position to challenge at the top, Clark has told his players to take full advantage.

He said: “Success for us is still probably staying above the bottom two. The view people will have of us just now is we are punching above our weight, and that is a fair assessment.

“We want to try and keep this run going, if we can get a top four finish or a play-off place that would be a fantastic season for us.

“That would be way beyond any expectations we had at the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. I said to the players last week that no one expected Girvan to win our league last season.”

Saturday’s visit of Cambuslang Rangers looks set to be another acid test of Frew’s promotion credentials.

The Lang are three points behind Renfrew in the table and Clark is convinced they will be amongst the contenders for a return to the top flight.

He said: “I watched Cambuslang a couple of times before the league started and I thought they’d be one of the favourites.

“With the money they’ve been spending they are. It’s another big test for the players, but they have come through most games this season well, the players we have work so hard.”