Page arrives as Law’s new assistant at Kettering

Action from Kettering Town's 3-0 home loss to Burscough in the FA Trophy. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Kettering Town's 3-0 home loss to Burscough in the FA Trophy. Pictures by Alison Bagley

0
Have your say

Marcus Law is hoping to “kick off a relationship” with new assistant-manager Brian Page at Kettering Town.

The former Histon boss was named as Law’s new right-hand man on Saturday and took his place in the dugout during the 3-0 defeat to Burscough in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy at Latimer Park.

Action from Kettering Town's 3-0 home loss to Burscough in the FA Trophy

Action from Kettering Town's 3-0 home loss to Burscough in the FA Trophy

Page’s appointment came following the departure of previous assistant-manager Paul O’Brien.

“Paul is doing very well within his working environment and he is doing a lot of travelling all round Europe,” Law said.

“We needed someone in and around me and we needed someone to help with recruitment.

“Tactically and coaching wise he knows the league and the one above it and we are hoping to kick off a relationship that will help the club.”

Action from Kettering Town's 3-0 home loss to Burscough in the FA Trophy

Action from Kettering Town's 3-0 home loss to Burscough in the FA Trophy

Law, meanwhile, believes some time on the training ground will be most welcome for his squad following their setback at the weekend.

A dreadful second-half display resulted in the Poppies being dumped out of the Trophy by lower-ranked opposition.

Leamington’s 0-0 draw with Rushall Olympic in the same competitions means they scheduled Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash with Kettering tomorrow (Tuesday) night will now have to be re-arranged.

That will give Law and Page time to work with the players ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Merthyr Town.

And Law added: “We haven’t been on the training pitch for maybe three or four weeks and that can show.

“We will get into the detail that we are talking about and show them what we want and how we want it done.

“Hopefully a positive training session or two will lead to a positive performance and result at a very difficult place in Merthyr.”