Ingles make changes in bid to avoid relegation
INGLES have parted ways with manager Kelvin Granger after a terrible run which has seen them lose their last 10 league matches in a row.
The United Counties League Division One side last won back in October and with just six wins to their name all season they are hovering above the relegation zone with 20 points, four ahead of Graham St Prims and Blackstones and 13 ahead of bottom of the table Borrowash Victoria.
A club spokesman said: “A mutual decision has been made between the club and Kelvin to go our separate ways. Kelvin has worked tirelessly since he came to the club last April and has had to deal with a lot.
“To Kelvin’s credit the team started well but the last few months with a mountain of injuries, it has seen things slide. The club wants to place on record our thanks for all Kelvin’s effort and he leaves as a friend of the club who is welcome back anytime.”
The club acted quickly to make an appointment with Shaun Wilkes agreeing a deal to take over as manager until the end of the season.
He is known to fans having been at the club as assistant manager under Matt Smith when the club played in the East Midlands Counties League.
A club spokesman said: “Shaun already knows a number of the squad having previously worked with some of them, which the club felt was key to reducing potential mass player turnover.
“He will be assisted by injured club captain Adam Boulter, coach Will Brown and has added former 1st team captain Michael Tuck to his back room staff.
“Everyone at the club is excited to see how Shaun and the team can turn things round in the remaining games this season.”