Worthing manager Hinshelwood finding next season 'tough to plan'

Worthing manager Adam Hinshelwood. Picture by Steve RobardsWorthing manager Adam Hinshelwood. Picture by Steve Robards
Worthing manager Adam Hinshelwood. Picture by Steve Robards | jpimediaresell
Worthing manager Adam Hinshelwood admitted it was too early to fully turn his attentions to the next Isthmian Premier Division campaign.

Last Thursday the FA ended the season for all levels of English football below the National League because of the coronavirus pandemic with results from the 2019-20 campaign expunged.

The FA’s ruling dashed the Mackerel Men’s hopes of promotion to the National League South for the first time in the club’s history.

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Worthing were seven points clear of Cray Wanderers with eight games remaining.

They will look to go for promotion again next season but, with no concrete date set for the 2020-21 campaign to start, Hinshelwood conceded he was finding it ‘tough to plan’ for it.

The Worthing manager said: “It doesn’t seem to be the right thing to do at the moment because you don’t have a timescale on when things might resume.

“In my head I’m finding it tough to plan for next season without knowing when that could be.

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“There’s lots being said at the moment about when it could happen but it’s all speculation.

“You just want to make sure everyone is safe and well.

“That’s the main concern for everybody.

“When that time comes we’ll be focussing on next season and get the players ready to go again.

“All I try to do each season is improve – and we’ve done that so far.

“We finished 16th, then ninth and now we want to improve on the 30-odd games that we’ve played this season.

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“I’ve got a year left on my contract so I’ll be fully focussed on giving my all and we’ll see where that takes us.”

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