OPTIMISTIC Kilwinning Rangers midfielder Ben Lewis and assistant boss Barry Fleeting are looking to the future after their McBookie Premiership was all but assured.

And changes are set to be made in the close season.

Buffs defeated Cambuslang Rangers 3-2 on Saturday and are now almost certain to stay up unless a ridiculous sequence of results go against them.

Lewis admitted it had been a real rollercoaster season full of lows and highs.

He said: “We started off well and at one point were doing well at the top of the league. But we were inconsistent, that was the problem. There was also a good Scottish Cup run but it was so disappointing to go out the way we did against Largs in the quarter-finals.

“There are still three league games to go and we want to finish with nine points out of nine. We play Hurlford at home next week, Beith away the next week and then we have what will be our final game at Abbey Park against Auchinleck Talbot (on May 8) before our move to the Sports Club, we will want to go out on a high that night.”

Lewis would love to continue with his beloved hometown club and added: “I would like to be here next season and hopefully we can sort something out.”

Fleeting admitted the season had fallen short of expectations and said: “The boys battled well for the win on Saturday. But we haven’t done as well as we can.

“Some of the players will be feeling that they could have done better. There will be changes in the summer, that always happens and people will be moving on.

“But we we will be looking to play well in the remaining matches.

“We can have a say on where the title goes and we will prepare well for them.

“Abbey Park is a big part of our history but we couldn’t do the things we wanted to there and we look forward to moving to our new home at the Sports Club.”