Manager Craig Wells leaves Leighton Town

Leighton Town FC
Leighton Town FC

Leighton Town have parted company with manager Craig Wells after the two parties were ‘unable to agree a strategy for next season.’

Chairman Terry McCafferty exclusively revealed the news to the Leighton Buzzard Observer on Thursday morning.

A club statement read: “After being unable to agree a strategy for the 2014-15 season, Leighton Town Football Club have parted company with manager Craig Wells with immediate effect.

“We wish to thank Craig and his staff for their efforts during last season.”

Mr McCafferty added: “There is absolutely no ill-will towards Craig and his staff, and the decision was done amicably. He took on a very difficult job last season.

“But we couldn’t agree how to go forward - his strategy didn’t go with mine.

“We can’t afford to be in a relegation battle for the third year in a row. We need to be aiming at a mid-table finish.”

Town finished 19th in Calor League Division One Central last season, after off-the-field problems marred their 2012-13 campaign.

Wells left the club in January 2013, before returning to the helm six months later to guide the team once more.

But with just six wins and 13 draws last season, it wasn’t to be the return either party anticipated.

Mr McCafferty said: “If we can turn some of the 13 draws into victories, there is no reason why finishing in the middle of the league can’t be achieved.

“We have to set our sights high to attract players and sponsorship.”

Applications are open for the managers position. Interested parties can email or call 01525 377161.