Rolls to speak to “man in waiting” for Poppies job

IRTHLINGBOROUGH 10.15am - Kettering Town creditors meeting to get CVA passed
IRTHLINGBOROUGH 10.15am - Kettering Town creditors meeting to get CVA passed

George Rolls is hoping to speak to “the man in waiting” over the weekend ahead of appointing Kettering Town’s new manager.

And the Poppies acting chairman is hoping an announcement can be made as soon as Monday ahead of what is expected to be an Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign.

Rolls is looking to push on with the preparations for the new season after the Poppies’ Company Voluntary Arrangement was approved by 90 per cent of the club’s creditors yesterday.

There is still one final hurdle to be negotiated as the club looks to be confirmed as a Southern League club at their annual meeting in Torquay today.

And Rolls said: “I would like to think that once I get down to Torquay over the weekend that I would have spoken to the man in waiting and hopefully we will have some sort of announcement on Monday.

“It is important we push on with the preparations and I know people have talked about our budget and what it will be.

“Yes, we are staying full-time and yes, we will have an expectation but that’s a good thing.

“I hope fans are now thinking that not only do they have a club to watch but they have a club that wants to go forward and be competing at the top end of the table.”

Rolls, meanwhile, confirmed discussions have taken place with Weymouth striker Warren Byerley about a proposed move and reports in the south-west have suggested that the pair have “shaken hands” on a deal.

“Warren is a fantastic player and he has scored a lot of goals down at Weymouth,” Rolls said.

“When good players like that come on the market and they speak to you and say they are interested then of course we are going to speak to them.

“I think all managers want proven goalscorers and we are speaking to others as well.

“We need to make sure we are scoring plenty of goals and have a cutting edge up front.

“We need four good strikers at the club.”