Creasey at the helm

From left: Jack Friend, Steve Reid, Danny White.
From left: Jack Friend, Steve Reid, Danny White.

Dick Creasey will be the sole manager of Wisbech Town FC next season.

Creasey and Fenmen senior centre-half Paul Cousins took over the reins midway through the last campaign. Cousins now steps down to assist Creasey next term.

Creasey said: “The club felt they just wanted one manager at the helm.

“At the end of this week we’ll bring a coach in and I’m meeting one either on Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s now onwards and upwards.”

Creasey said the change of role will not affect the duo’s relationship: “Paul and I get on well. He can now concentrate on a season of football. He feels he’s got another season left in him.”

The nucleus of next season’s squad has already taken shape with Lea Jordan, Jon Fairweather, Cousins, Adam Millson, Steven Reid, Callum Reed and Stuart Cobb all re-signing.

Creasey added: “Three or four more from last season will sign. Then it will just be the case of signing more. We need another five or six players and that’s on the way.

“I will be meeting a player on Tuesday night.”

l Former Wisbech boss Steve Appleby has been announced as joint manager of Chromasport UCL Premier rivals Holbeach United.

Appleby spent three-and-a-half years in charge of The Fenmen before he quit in September 2013 and took a break from management, playing for village team Sutterton Reserves in the Boston and District League this season.

Having won the UCL title in his only season as a Holbeach player, Appleby (46) returned to Carter’s Park with close friend John Chand, who led Holbeach to the title a year ago.

Appleby said: “Obviously being a joint-manager is new to me, just as it is to John, but we have known each other for a long time and we have similar ideas so we feel it should work well.”