OTLEY Town are looking to rebuild for the season 2017/18 after two troubled years.

The club's first team are currently bottom of the West Yorkshire League's Division One after being relegated last May.

Chairman Kai Arter is overseeing the project to turn around the Town's fortunes.

He said: "The club is looking to overhaul the whole of their senior football management and at the same time introduce a five-year plan geared to returning the senior teams to the premier leagues in the district.

Football and football clubs run in phases and all teams have their ups and downs. We believe we are now over the worst and looking forward again."

Over the past two seasons Otley Town has had to contend with an unprecedented loss of players to retirement, university, injury and the lure of rival clubs.

Arter believes that a new senior management team which is supported by a dynamic senior-section committee will see the club on the rise again.

The three pitches at the Old Showfield are still among the best in the area and close season will see further substantial investment in their up-keep and maintenance.

The clubhouse has also seen improvements with a new toilet block and brand enlarged kitchen area – kindly sponsored by Howdens.

Board sponsorship around the pitch is also at an all-time high thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

Town are now looking for two ambitious management teams to take care of the first team playing in the West Yorkshire League and the Reserves playing in the Craven League.

Anybody interested should contact either Kai Arter on 07970 708862 email KaiArter@badgequo.com or Graham McGee on 07411 686200 email gmman@sky.com.