Widdrington: Don’t judge me just yet

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington
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Eastbourne Borough manager Tommy Widdrington insists he shouldn’t be judged until he has had the opportunity to create his own side.

Widdrington achieved his remit of avoiding relegation when he was drafted in to take over from Garry Wilson and Nick Greenwood in February.

Barring a few tweaks, the target was achieved using the majority of players left over from the Wilson regime.

Widdrington said, “I don’t think you can be judged as a manager until you’ve been given the chance to bring your own players into a club and start playing you’re own way.

“I have been delighted with the way the players have responded to my way so far though.

“Not one of them did anything but what was required of them.

“I’ve spoke to another maybe half a dozen or so players that I’m interested in keeping here and the noises back from them all have been positive.

“We’ve had to look at the average age of the team, what’s spent and what areas need improving before we make decisions.”

Stuart Anderson has been a decent addition to the side during the relegation battle but Widdrington remains uncertain if he will be at the Lane next season.

“It’s no secret that I would love Stuart Anderson to play with me where ever I am. I’ve already brought him to two clubs that I’ve been at.

“There’s a huge amount of interest surrounding him but he is definitely one that I will be trying to bring back to the club.”