Crabb welcomes new Lewes boss Brown

Matt Crabb in action for Lewes
Matt Crabb in action for Lewes

LEWES Football Club’s Matt Crabb feels the appointment of new interim boss Steve Brown will only benefit the club.

Brown, who was appointed on Wednesday, will oversee Lewes’ final 11 games of the campaign.

He will be assisted by Dave Jupp, who he worked with at Ebbsfleet United in Conference South last season when the duo guided Fleet to the play-off final.

Brown has an impressive coaching track record having been involved in roles with Brighton & Hove Albion under-18’s and West Ham United.

His first game in charge of the Rooks will be on Saturday, when they host Kingstonian in the Ryman League Premier Division.

And Crabb is looking forward to working with his new boss.

He said: “It’s a move that I certainly welcome. If you look at his time as a player, coach and manager it’s impressive.

“He played for Charlton and has been at West Ham and Dover coaching, before an impressive season at Ebbsfleet.

“I’m sure he will pass on some of his knowledge to the squad.

“We will meet him and the assistant for the first time at training this evening to go over what the plans for will be.

“I think all of the squad just want to get to work with him now.”

Brown’s first aim as interim boss will be to ensure that his new side preserve their Ryman League status.

Lewes currently sit 19th in the table, six clear of AFC Hornchurch who occupy the final relegation spot, though they have two games in hand.

Crabb knows the importance of staying in the Ryman Premier.

He added: “The aim for the players and the new management team is to make sure we are still in this league next season.

“We have had a pretty good home record this season and we will look to extend that against Kingstonian on Saturday.

“If we can pick up some positive results on the road that will a be a bonus but the home form is key.”