Paul Dodson out and Martin Field in Eynesbury Rovers shake-up
PAUL Dodson has left Eynesbury Rovers and has been replaced by the joint management team of Matt Plumb and Martin Field who has left Bigglsewade Town to join the United Counties League club.
Dodson and Plumb were joint managers at the start of last season but Plumb quit for personal reasons before returning midway through the campaign as Dodson’s assistant.
Now it is Dodson who has left – but not necessarily in a way he would have liked.
Talking to The Hunts Post the former boss said: “I’m now going to chill out for a while. If anything comes along then it comes along…”
The stage is set then for Plumb to shake things up.
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“I’m not going to lie to you, I don’t think we have the right group of players,” he said.
“It was a pretty weird end to the season because St Neots, St Ives, Huntingdon and Godmanchester were all celebrating and we finished sixth and that was that.
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“But we shouldn’t be finishing sixth in this division – we should be a top three team at least. We dropped points when we shouldn’t have.
“We need new players to get this club moving again.”
Plumb confirmed it was he who had made the club’s committee aware of his friend Field’s availability. “I was chatting to Martin and he said he was looking for a new challenge,” said Plumb. “I went to the committee and told them they would be mad to ignore a manager who was prepared to move down from Step 4.
“They jumped at the opportunity.”
The club made the decision to let Dodson go in order to make room for Field.
Plumb added: “Martin’s a local lad, he even played for Eynesbury years ago – we will work together to get this side where it should be.”
In a statement, vice chairman Graham Mills said: “Martin has spent the last four years as joint manager at Step 4 side Biggleswade Town but he felt that a new challenge was needed and Eynesbury are very happy and excited to have him on board.”