SAUCHIE chairman Karl Rennie hopes to unleash the potential of the club by utilising "every financial avenue available".

The new Reds supremo, who took on the role at the end of December as he replaced club stalwart Noel Dalli, believes the Beechwood Park outfit can go from strength-to-strength with the backing of the local community.

While the club retains the support of a loyal and committed fan base, many of whom volunteer with Sauchie in their spare time, it's no secret the Reds' hierarchy are keen to increase attendances.

They also hope to build on changes to the youth academy and the introduction of the Wee Sauchie.

"We're going to continue to work on what we are doing," Rennie told Advertiser Sport. "This includes ground improvements and work on the stadium.

"We need to look at getting in more sponsorship for the club and different avenues for revenue for the club.

"It can help us to then give Fraser Duncan the best budget to work with to then get the results on the pitch."

Meanwhile, Dalli – who will remain at the club as honorary president and support Rennie in his new role – has praised the work of Duncan and Davie Beaton since they returned to the Wee County.

The management duo answered the beleaguered club's call in October after a winless start to the season saw the Reds cut adrift in the Premier Division table and managerless when Martin Mooney stepped down due to personal reasons.

The club legends have wasted little time in stamping their authority on Beechwood once again, bringing back a host of former stars – including Alan Comrie and Jon Tully – and have overseen an upturn in results to give Sauchie a fighting chance of survival.

Dalli told Advertiser Sport: "There's a lot of respect for the two of them at the club and the supporters get behind them.

"They've got the support back on side and, while numbers have dwindled, we hope the recent results brings the support back.

"The players have reacted to them and they are driving them on and they have our full backing."

Sauchie remain third from bottom in the Premier Division. And, aside from a 6-1 defeat to Hill of Beath they, have shown plenty of signs they will get out of the relegation mire.

"It is a fairly tough league and every game is a cup final where every team can beat each other," Dalli continued.

"It's something like the Championship in the main league in the pyramid where a couple of wins can put you right up there but a couple of defeats drags you back down.

"We've been inconsistent and that's what we need to show is a bit more consistency.

"We have to hope it progresses like the recent results. We are only halfway through the season and there's a long way to go."