Hats off to Stam­ford as Wayne’s reign be­gins with a su­per gain

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Non- League Football - By Mark­plum­mer mark. plum­mer@ jpress. co. uk @ Ptmarkplum­mer

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.

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