Doyle is ready to play the game in bid to put team together

Poppies Defeat: Irthlingborough, Nene Park, Kettering Town FC Vs Concord Rangers FA Trophy first round.  'Newest manager Alan Doyle takes to the dug out after the sudden departure of John Beck 'Saturday  29th  September 2012
Poppies Defeat: Irthlingborough, Nene Park, Kettering Town FC Vs Concord Rangers FA Trophy first round. 'Newest manager Alan Doyle takes to the dug out after the sudden departure of John Beck 'Saturday 29th September 2012

Alan Doyle will be a busy man over the next few days as he seeks to put together almost an entire squad at Kettering Town.

After today’s announcement by the Southern League that the Poppies are allowed to continue in the competition, and the registration embargo placed on them has been lifted, Doyle now has to hit the phones and see if he can raise a side for next week.

This Saturday’s clash with Barwell has been postponed as the league accepted it did not give Kettering long enough to recruit.

But they will be expected to fulfil their fixture against at home to Redditch on November 10.

Not that Doyle is fazed by it.

“It’s great news,” he stated. “The decision is fantastic for us.

“We’ve now more or less got a very short pre-season but without any pre-season games!

“It will be fun. But it is much better than being out of business.

“I have got players lined up to come in but they all now need confirming.

“I can now phone managers in the Conference and the Football League to see if we can get players.

“When they ask ‘what position?’ I can just tell them – you choose!

“We need people in every single position so we will take what we can.

“It is like one of those management computer games – but for real.

“I will be talking to managers about getting loan players and putting seven days in for others.

“Hopefully we can get a friendly organised for Tuesday or Wednesday night next week and we can get this club going again.

“I’m excited about it. I hope the supporters can be as well.”