Lewes nearing new managerial appointment

Lewes' caretaker boss Martin Hinshelwood
Lewes' caretaker boss Martin Hinshelwood

LEWES Football Club’s search for a new manager is reaching it’s climax after chairman Stuart Fuller revealed he is close to agreeing a deal for a new boss.

Martin Hinshelwood and Steve Eke have been in caretaker charge at the club after Gary Willson left the club earlier in the campaign.

And Fuller revealed that a new appoint looks to be on the horizon.

He said: “I have been really pleased with the work that Martin and Steve have done since taken caretaker charge.

“We have been on the lookout for a new boss in the past couple of weeks and it looks as though a deal is close to being agreed.

“It is not yet clear whether that will be a long or short term agreement but we hope to have it all done by the end of the week.

“We have looked at a few different possibilities and now we are hoping this will be completed.”

The Rooks reached the Sussex Senior Cup final last Wednesday after they beat Loxwood 3-0 at Culver Road.

They then followed that up with a battling point with a 1-1 draw at Canvey Island in the Ryman League on Saturday.

Fuller was delighted with last week’s performances as well as results.

He added: “To reach any cup final is a fantastic achievement and with it being played at the Amex gives it that extra edge.

“It was important that we got something at Canvey Island and we managed to do that.

“We could have taken all three points in that but missed a chance late on to take all three points.

“On another we may have won that game that wasn’t to be, however, but a point was a good result.”

Lewes remained 19th in the following their draw at Canvey Island, they are six points clear of AFC Hornchurch who occupy the final relegation spot, though, they have three games in hand.

Fuller surge up the table in the coming weeks and said: “It seems that teams in around the bottom are winning and then losing games.

“We really need teams at the bottom to go on and bad run and stop winning matches.

“The main focus is for us to make sure we pick up the right results in our games and the rest will sort itself out.”