15th Jan, 2019

Waiting game on new City boss

Rob George 9th Feb, 2017

WORCESTER City appear no nearer to appointing a new manager ahead of the Blue and Whites trip to Harrogate Town.

Club officials have confirmed a number of individuals are interested in the post to succeed Carl Heeley but caretaker-boss John Snape and club captain Danny Jackman are expected to take charge for Saturday’s Vanarama National League North clash in Yorkshire (3pm).

City head up the M1 without a win in 11 games. Six draws in the run have kept the Blue and Whites heads above the National League trapdoor but the club have not won a match since a 2-1 victory over Curzon Ashton in the FA Trophy on November 28.

City also haven’t won in the league since a 2-1 triumph over AFC Telford United on November 12 but travel north buoyed by an encouraging 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Tamworth last Saturday.

Top scorer Lee Hughes, back from suspension, gave City the lead in the 37th minute after cutting inside and firing a curling shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.

However, the lead only lasted for six minutes when Graham Hutchinson was judged to have brought down the Lambs’ Danny Newton in the penalty.

Hutchinson was booked for the challenge and Newton stepped up to slot away the spot kick and make it 1-1 at the break. Neither side could force a winning goal.

After the game, Jackman praised City for their efforts.

“We got a response after the Gloucester defeat which is what we wanted,” he said. “We have worked hard in training lifting the lads spirits after Carl’s departure and trying to give them confidence.”

City’s club captain said he had enjoyed assisting Snape in the management team and vowed to continue the support until an appointment was made.

He also praised Hughes for his contribution after the former West Bromwich Albion hitman was named captain against Tamworth.

“He’s done what he’s done all career got a chance and scored a wonderful goal. He’s been a big miss for us this season when he hasn’t played,” Jackman added.

Midfielder Cieron Keane has completed his suspension and should be available for the Harrogate game.

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