‘Dale won’t be with us long’
RUNCORN TOWN manager Chris Herbert has admitted new signing Dale Jennings will not remain at the Viridor Community Stadium for long.
Jennings – who spent two seasons with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich between 2011 and 2013 – was a surprise coup for the club who announced the deal last Friday evening.
Sky Sports are visiting the Viridor Community Stadium this week to discuss Jennings’s return to football after the winger went two years without a club following his exit from MK Dons back in 2016. Despite the interest surrounding the transfer, Herbert was frank in his assessment of the player’s future as he vowed to do everything possible to assist the 25-year-old’s return to professional football.
“It’s exciting times but he’s not going to be with us long,” the manager said.
“I think everyone knows that but while he’s with us I’ve said I’ll help him if he helps me.
“I’ll help him get a club and that’s what it’s about at the minute. He’s come here to get fit and ready to go.
“He’s in good shape but what he needs now he’s in shape is matches.
“We’re here to help him. As a club at this standard we want to improve and he improves us.
“It’s not just about Dale at the moment. It looks that way but it’s about how he comes into this group and makes us better until he finds something.”
Jennings missed Saturday’s 5-1 victory over Abbey Hey but Herbert confirmed the player will be available for this Saturday’s trip to Silsden.
The West Yorkshire side were only promoted at the end of last season but are flying high in the Hallmark Security League Premier Division with 25 points on the board from their opening dozen matches.
Prior to last night’s home game with Congleton Town, Runcorn are one place below Silsden and boss Herbert is eyeing a crucial week for the club.
Herbert said: “We’ve got two email@example.com www.runcorngolfclub.co.uk big games coming up. Silsden are flying.
“They’ve just come up, they’re on the crest of a wave and they’re going to be hard to beat at their place.
“Then on the Tuesday we’re away to Bootle so it doesn’t really come much harder.
“We’ve got to see how we come through that because for me, if you lose those games, we’re out the race.
“It’s a strong league. You look at your top five sides and 1874 Northwich – who will come into it – and it’s a tough league.”
Saturday’s match at Silsden’s The Cobbydale Construction Stadium kicks-off at 3pm while the game at Bootle’s TDP Solicitors Stadium next Tuesday evening has a 7.45pm kick-off time.
Winger Dale Jennings during his time with Tranmere Rovers has joined Runcorn Town; (inset) Town boss Chris Herbert.