Chris Bradshaw will discover whether he will be Desborough Town’s new manager next week.
The club’s board have a meeting planned and caretaker-boss Bradshaw looks to boost his chances of getting the job on a permanent basis when Deeping Rangers visit the Waterworks Field in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday).
Bradshaw, who’s been in charge since Ian Walker stepped down, said: “The board know I’m interested in the job, but if they decide to go with someone new, I understand.”
Ar Tarn were 3-2 winners over Deeping in the Knockout Cup earlier this month and in midweek, they claimed a fine 2-1 victory at Oadby Town in the UCL Premier Division thanks to goals from Jake Bettles and Mark Redding, with the latter’s being a spectacular long-range strike that caught the goalkeeper off his line.
Bradshaw had to endure a nerve-jangling final few minutes after Oadby grabbed a late goal and said: “We had enough chances to put the game to bed before then.
“We should have been comfortable at the end of the match, but the players really put me through it.
“Oadby is a tough place to go and it was a good result, but whoever gets the manager’s job, they have a lot of work to do.”
Rothwell Corinthians welcome fourth-placed Yaxley to Sergeants Lawn tomorrow believing they are a match for any side in the UCL Premier Division.
Though Corinthians were beaten 3-1 by leaders Leicester Nirvana in midweek, boss Shaun Sparrow took a lot of positives from the game.
He said: “We were missing three or four players and still pushed them very close.
“We were wondering whether Nirvana would blow us away, but we made them work hard and with a bit more luck, we could have taken something from the game.
“The scoreline could have been very different and now we know we can go up against anyone in this division and give them a game.
“We have that confidence now.
“We know it’s another tough game on Saturday, but there’s no pressure on us.
“We are going to give it a go and see if we can upset them.”
Dave Williams will be looking to get Wellingborough Town straight back on track this weekend.
His reign as Doughboys manager got off to a fine start last weekend as they picked up their second win of the Premier Division season as two stoppage-time goals secured a 2-1 success at Sileby Rangers.
But they were brought back down to earth again on Wednesday night when they were beaten 1-0 by bottom markers Huntingdon Town, who moved to within a point of the Doughboys as a result.
Wellingborough face a tough task tomorrow when they head to Holbeach United.