Fenmen duo are new bosses

Wisbech Town at home to Huntington Town. By the end of the first half Huntington were 4 - 0 up.

Wisbech Town at home to Huntington Town. By the end of the first half Huntington were 4 - 0 up.

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Senior players Paul Cousins and Scott Johnson have been appointed as Wisbech Town FC managers.

The following statement was placed on the Fenmen’s website on Sunday.

Wisbech Town at home to Huntington Town. By the end of the first half Huntington were 4 - 0 up.

Wisbech Town at home to Huntington Town. By the end of the first half Huntington were 4 - 0 up.

“The Wisbech Town Football Club Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the new management team are Paul Cousins and Scott Johnson, who have been acting in a caretaker role since the departure of Steve Appleby.

“They will take over their duties from Monday, September 23. We have opted for them because of their loyalty, and for continuity in the smooth running of the team.

“Our thanks go out to Dick Creasey for his help at this time, and his support.”

Their first game in charge is at home to Newport Pagnell on Saturday.

Chairman Barry Carter said of the appointments: “We wanted to get it done as soon as possible.”

He said Appleby’s departure came “as a bit of a shock,” adding: “Normally when the manager goes the assistant takes over but he departed as well.

“It was left with the senior players, and it’s gone alright.”

Former Fenmen boss Creasey, who has taken temporary charge in the last fortnight, said the management’s first task is to increase the size of the squad.

He said: “It needs adding to as soon as possible. I’m not criticising the players at the club but the squad is certainly not big enough to cope well with a game at the moment; and like today when we got a couple of injuries.

“I tried to help as much as I could.”