Non-league: New Deeping Rangers challenge excites boss

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Long-serving Deeping chief Tuncay Korkmaz admits the challenge of moulding a new-look team has excited him.

Only four players who began the current season as first-team regulars - captain David Burton-Jones, defenders Spencer Tinkler and Joe Braithwaite, and utility man Dan Flack - now remain at Outgang Road.

Korkmaz has drafted in a host of young and unproven players.

“We have had a huge turnover of players and had to build a new team during a season,” said Korkmaz. “It certainly hasn’t been easy, but I’ve enjoyed the challenge and we now have a lot of young and hungry players on board.”

Rangers saw off Thurnby Nirvana 4-1 last Saturday and then won 3-1 at Sleaford on Tuesday to climb into the top half of the United Counties League Premier Division table.

They host Derbyshire side Heanor Town in the third round of the FA Vase on Saturday and Korkmaz is bracing himself for a stern test.

He added: “By all accounts they are a big-spending club hoping to go places.”