AFTER a ten-year absence, Alan Spencer has returned as coach of Wyke ARLFC's open-age team.

Club chairman Jason Whomack said: "Alan comes with a wealth of experience and bags of enthusiasm.

"He will be arranging, through the committee, a meeting with all the players to introduce himself and to outline plans for the season, and pre-season training will proceed early next month, ready for the start of the 2014-15 winter season in September.

"I would to thank everybody who enquired about the coaching role at Wyke Rugby Club, I look forward to working with Alan and I hope the lads once more show their support for the club's newly-appointed coach."