Sweales happy to stay in charge ‘un­til end of sea­son’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

RYAN Sweales is happy to carry on as player-man­ager at Chal­font Wasps as long as the club needs him to,

Sweales, a vet­eran of 200 games for Wasps, heads up a group of se­nior play­ers asked to take the reins when pre­vi­ous man­ager Martin Ke­nealy quit for the third time last year.

The 30-year-old was one of many play­ers who had fol­lowed Ke­nealy to Holy­port in the sum­mer of 2014 be­fore re­turn­ing with him to The Nest last sum­mer.

He said: “The club was in a bit of dis­ar­ray when Martin left. I wasn’t plan­ning on be­ing a man­ager, but there was no­body else to do it re­ally.

“It’s not as hard as I thought it would be, but I don’t re­ally like do­ing things like pick­ing the team and telling play­ers they have been left out.

“I will keep do­ing it un­til the end of the sea­son and we will see what hap­pens from there, but if the club ask me to keep go­ing I’d be more than happy to.

“We’re not do­ing too badly. We’ve won a cou­ple, drew with the league lead­ers and were beat­ing Holy­port be­fore the game was aban­doned due to tor­ren­tial rain just be­fore half time.

“We’re aim­ing for a top five fin­ish, but there have been a lot of post­pone­ments and there will be a lot of games to make up.”

Wasps have so far played just once in 2016 due to a string of post­pone­ments, the lat­est fix­ture to bite the dust be­ing last Satur­day’s Hel­lenic Divi­sion One East game against Hen­ley Town. They will try again this Satur­day at home to Ard­ley United in the se­cond round of the Sup­ple­men­tary Cup.

League lead­ers Penn & Tylers Green have also played just the one since the turn of the year and saw their game against Did­cot Town Re­serves fall foul of the weather last week­end. They are due to visit ti­tle ri­vals Bices­ter Town this Satur­day.

In the Premier Divi­sion, Flack­well Heath’s game at Tuf­fley Rovers was also called off last week­end. They also take on ti­tle ri­vals, Thatcham Town, at home this Satur­day, be­fore host­ing Bin­field on Tues­day night.

Ryan Sweales (right)

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