Rams will have new boss watching cup tie

Alfie Whittingham. Picture: Neil Marshall

Alfie Whittingham. Picture: Neil Marshall

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PETERSFIELD TOWN will go into tonight’s Russell Cotes Cup game against Eversley & California with their new manager watching from the touchline.

The Rams will be unveiling their new first team manager at noon today and he will be watching the cup match at Love Lane, which kicks-off at 7.45pm.

It’s a fresh boost for the club which has seen morale climbing through the playing ranks in recent weeks – despite the club still having only one competitive victory to their name so far this campaign.

Chairman Graeme Moir believes the feel-good factor can only keep growing around the club when the new manager is introduced to the players this evening.

‘I think everyone will be impressed by the man we have appointed to take the club forward,’ said Moir.

‘We have had some really good candidates to choose from, with so many people eager to come into the club, but we have got the man we are confident will pull us away from the bottom of the table.

‘He has vast amounts of experience and I have only spent an hour or two in his company so far but you can’t fail to be impressed by the football pedigree of our new manager.

‘All of the players will get their chance to impress under the new manager – he wants to watch all of them and speak to them all before he tries to change anything.

‘But we believe this appointment will put us back on track to not only trying to stay in the Southern League but looking to keep climbing up the table.

‘If it all comes together as we hope it will, this could be a huge opportunity for this club and for the players as well to play under a manager who is well respected in non-league circles and someone who will also look to improve the players too.’

Petersfield still have plenty of injury concerns but they got through Saturday’s home defeat to Royston Town without further knocks.

Alfie Whittingham is hoping to be fit.

Eversley & California play in the Combined Counties League division one – two levels below the Rams.

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