Town looking to the future

Iain McGregor
Iain McGregor

Leighton Town are remaining tight lipped after sacking Craig Bicknell, but insist it is business as usual at Bell Close.

After parting company with the manager a little over a week ago, official word is still yet to come from the club.

Town’s vice-chairman Iain McGregor refused to comment to the Observer on the reason behind Bicknell’s sacking other than confirming it had happened.

Bicknell, after keeping Town in Division 1 Central last season, had been offered another year in charge of the club, but was sacked by chairman Terry McCafferty after an incident after the Player of the Year awards

McGregor did clarify, however, that Mr McCafferty remains at the helm but added he’d probably not be standing for a further term.

“Craig did a super job in keeping us up last season, as Craig Wells did the year before and that’s exactly what we asked of him when he first took over.

“However, we are now looking forward and to the future.

“We want a manager who will help us not just for a year, but for three or four years.”

Following news of Bicknell’s sacking,

“Word travels fast in the footballing world, and we’ve already had two or three people coming to us saying they want to come to Leighton Town to manage the club.

“We’ve got some good things lined up next season, and some good sponsors, and we hope it’ll be a successful one for the club.”