Hucknall Town say new boss could be appointed next week

​Hucknall Town officials say they hope to have a new manager in place early next week.
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​The Yellows have been in talks to replace Andy Ingle, who left the club two weeks ago with his assistant Phil Henry having overseen recent games that included a 2-1 win over Ashby Ivanhoe and then last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Boston Town in the FA Vase.

And they’re now hopeful of making an appointment soon.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “We are now well advanced in the process of appointing a new manager, with many meetings and discussions having taken place this week.

Hucknall expect a new boss to be in place at the RM Stadium some time in the next week.Hucknall expect a new boss to be in place at the RM Stadium some time in the next week.
Hucknall expect a new boss to be in place at the RM Stadium some time in the next week.

"We can advise supporters that although no appointment will be made ahead of Saturday's away match at Newark & Sherwood, we are hopeful that we can make an announcement, subject to a successful conclusion of ongoing discussions, early next week.

"We thank our supporters for their patience during what is a very important period for the club.”

Saturday’s defeat saw Boston break the deadlock on 14 minutes through Layton Maddison and on 30 minutes they doubled their tally following a deep cross to an unmarked Jordan Nuttell who headed home.

On 68 minutes Nathan Kelly pulled one back for Yellows but Boston restored the two-goal lead with a goal coming from a counter attack through Fraser Bayliss and the match ended 3-1.

Speaking after the match, caretaker boss Henry summed up the performance.

He said: “We looked tired, we were leggy, and we didn't really have the energy that we took to the field on Wednesday.

"I am hoping that a week’s rest will bring the energy back. It was a game where we were a little lax at the back and we gifted a couple of goals in the first half.

"When we got it back to 2-1, it looked like we may get something out of it, but sadly we then conceded on the break. Hopefully a rest will rejuvenate people and get us back on track.”

This weekend’s game at Newark & Sherwood will see Hucknall face a side who have also won only once so far this season and are just a point ahead of the Yellows, who remain bottom of the UCL Premier North on four points.

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