Hats off to Stamford as Wayne’s reign begins with a super gain
NewStamford AFC boss Wayne Hatswell has vowed to make the most of a terrific first opportunity in management.
Hatswell was handed the Daniels job only a few weeks after calling time on a lengthy playing career whichfeaturedthree stints in the Football League and extensive action at Blue Square Premier level.
The 37 year- old enjoyed a smashing start to his reign as his newly- inherited players triumphed 3- 1 at Gresley to climb back into second spot in the Evo- Stik Division One South standings.
Hatswell will lead his new chargesintohomebattleforthe first time when Stamford host LeekTownatKetteringRoadon Saturday.
He said: “The lads showed great character to come from behind at Gresley and respond to their New Year’s Day defeat at King’s Lynn with a good win.
“It was obviously an ideal start for myself, but it is not all about me.
“It is about the players from nowonandI’veenjoyed getting in amongst them and working with them.
“A new manager normally goes into a club because something is wrong, but that is definitely not the case here.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to take full advantage of the position Stamford are in.
“Myimmediateaimistoadd a bit more organisation and to makeusharder to beat, but it is really about ensuring we continue to tick over and keep ourselves up at the right end of the table.”
Hatswell has lined up a couple of loan recruits from Foot- ball League clubs to bolster the Daniels squad.
Heisalso well awareofplenty of interest in those already at aclubwhichhasonlyoneplayer - skipper Richard Jones - on a contract.
MidfieldmanJamesOzmen has snubbed the chance to join up with former Daniels boss Graham Drury at BlueSquare Bet North club Boston United whileprolificstrikerRickyMiller is understood to beonplenty of shopping lists.
The livewire hitman’s brace last Saturday took his tally to an astonishing 21 goals in 12 appearances since returning to Stamford.
Hatswell added: “There is a lot of demandforourplayers as you would expect given we are sat second in the league.
“We’ll be doing our best to fend off any approaches that comeinaswedon’twanttolose players, butIwill neverstandin thewayofanyonewhofeelsthey want to move on.
“Hopefully we will have a coupleofladscominginonloan to add to the group we already have here.”
NewStamford manager Wayne Hatswell ( left) and assistant David Staff.