Adams delighted to get Doughboys job

New Wellingborough Town manager Craig Adams
New Wellingborough Town manager Craig Adams

Craig Adams has admitted that he was “thrilled” to be offered the Wellingborough Town manager’s position.

Phil Mason’s resignation earlier this week for personal reasons created a vacnacy at the Dog & Duck for the second time in just a few months and Adams has been charged with the task of bringing about an upturn in fortunes for a side who have won just twice in the UCL Premier Division this term.

And Mason’s former assistant, who had a spell in charge at Irchester last season, can’t wait to get stuck into the task.

He said: “I’ve obviously been close to what’s been going on and it’s a shame that Phil has left but he had a few things in his private life that he needed to get sorted out, he just didn’t have the time and energy to commit to the club.

“The chairman rang me yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) and offered me the job and I was thrilled to bits.

“It’s the sort of job where there would be plenty of interest and I know that was the case when Rob (Gould) left in the summer.

“But I’ve been in Wellingborough for the past 10 years and it’s an honour to have the chance to manage your home town club.”

Adams’ reign opens this weekend, the state of the Dog & Duck playing surface permitting, with the visit of Spalding and the new boss has promised that his side will never be found wanting for effort.

He added: “I’m willing to do the hard work that needs to be put in and the players will be the same.

“We’re second from bottom for a reason and the rest of the season is going to be a real test and that starts with Spalding.

“They’re spending quite a bit of money to try and get out of the league and have got some good players in but if we can be organised and committed then we can get something.

“We’ve been preparing as though we’re going to play and we know that we’re going to have to play well.”