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Creasey will be Wisbech manager for a maximum of two games only

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Dick Creasey will not be staying on for another spell as Wisbech Town manager.

The popular 65-year-old took charge of the 1-0 home defeat against Stamford this afternoon alongside coach Mark Thompson, but Creasey insists they were only helping out.

"I work doing match day hospitality for Boston United and that is a committment I will continue to honour," said Creasey.

Dick Creasey
Dick Creasey

"Me and Mark (who is youth team coach at Boston) were happy to help out today as Boston were away, and we should be able to help out on Tuesday (Spalding United away) if needed, but hopefully the club can get a manager in after that.

"Because of my age and one thing and another, I am not the answer, so the club must work quickly to get someone in who can get performances like that today and get points to stay in the league."

Creasey said he got the call to help out from club chairman Paul Brenchley at noon yesterday (Friday) after interim managers Arran Duke and Mark Warren quit on Thursday evening, just five games after replacing previous temporary boss Chris Lenton. He managed just two games after filling the void left by Brett Whaley, who left just before Christmas for Tuesday's opponents Spalding.

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

"I got a phone call at noon on Saturday, I didn't meet the players until 1.30pm today and I didn't even know what a lot of them looked like, let alone what they can produce on the pitch. So it was a hasty half hour talk and a lot of credit must go to Thommo – he is technically very astute.

"We worked hard over 24 hours to work out a shape and a formation but all the credit goes to the boys as they worked their socks off and I don't think anyone could deny that we should have got something from the game. We are utterly disappointed.

"Over the 90 minutes we were the better side and had the better chances but you need that little bit of luck or something special to put those chances away."

Creasey also said he was surprised to see the Fenmen in a relegation battle. "What does disappoint me, after looking at that performance today, is how the hell are they in this mess? If they had put performances in like that every week then they would not be in that position.

Mark Thompson and Dick Creasey
Mark Thompson and Dick Creasey

"On today's performance they are a mid-table side. But for one reason or another they are not consistent. It is going to be a fight but I think they have the players to do it.

"I thoroughly enjoyed today and Wisbech will always have a bit of my heart. It's upsetting that I have to keep coming and helping the club out because they keep finding themselves in these predicaments.

"My hope is Wisbech can stay in Step 4 as it would be a bit of a disaster if they went down to Step 5 again as there are some good sides in there and it would not be easy getting back up."

Dick Creasey
Dick Creasey

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