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New Wisbech Town manager Creasey issues rallying call

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Former boss Dick Creasey will take over the running of the Wisbech Town FC team for the remainder of the season.

The move follows the departure of manager Brett Whaley, who took over at the Elgood’s Stadium last summer.

Whaley stepped down after a frustrating spell in the hot seat.

For his fourth spell in charge Creasey began with a 1-1 United Counties League Premier Division home draw against Harborough Town.

Barnes Gladman on the quarter-hour mark opened the scoring for the visitors, while Stuart Cobb equalised seven minutes later. Attendance: 164.

After the match, Creasey issued a rallying call to everyone connected with the club.

Creasey told the club’s website: “A football club can’t run without good support and Wisbech are renowned for having good support.

“A good football club is built on everyone sticking together and I don’t just mean the manager, players and physio.

“It needs everybody, including the supporters and directors, pulling together.”

On Saturday’s draw, Creasey said: “Harborough have improved a lot and made it very difficult for us.

“We did alright in the first half but in the second half we huffed and puffed a lot. We didn’t have an ascendancy on the game to warrant a win.”

Tenth-spot Wisbech Town travel to 19th-place Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday.

A statement from Whaley, who by the weekend joined UCL rivals Yaxley for his second spell in charge, had said: “After another poor display on Saturday, I decided that I would step down at the end of the season.

“After discussions with a couple of the members of the board, I have agreed to do that with immediate effect.

“I wanted to give the club time to find a suitable replacement before the end of the season, and that search can now start straightaway.

“I was very proud to be offered the job at Wisbech Town, but the season hasn’t gone as I would have hoped, and the inconsistent performances have left me extremely frustrated.

“As manager you take responsibility for results, but as a squad we have never hit the heights that our talents should have.”

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