December 13 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Diss Town chairman Richard Upson admits interim boss Chris Tracey is in pole position to step into the club’s vacant manager’s hot seat.
The Tangerines still haven’t started looking for a replacement for Richard Daniels after he quit his post at Brewers Green Lane last week. And that’s because his former assistant, who arrived at Diss this summer, is looking more and more likely to become the main man in the dugout.
Upson, speaking ahead of his club’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division home clash with Wivenhoe Town this afternoon, said: “We still haven’t advertised for the job. One or two people have called me to show an interest but we haven’t advertised and we might not.
“Chris Tracey was appointed interim manager and I would have thought there is a very big chance he could become the boss. I think Chris Tracey is very, very keen to take the job on a full-time basis. Obviously Richard decided to stand down and Chris agreed to become our interim.
“We’re only a couple of weeks into his stewardship, and it’s early days, but Chris has made a good impression on us since coming here at the beginning of the season, and he’s a very respected guy in the football world. “This is where we are at this moment and we will see how it all progresses over the next few weeks.”
Captain Darcy De’Ath (knee) is an injury doubt for Diss today while Tom Cutts has been forced to leave the club due to work commitments. Ben Wake made his first start since arriving in the summer during last week’s 3-2 FA Trophy preliminary round win over Stansted and looks set for an extended role at left-back.
Elsewhere in the Premier Division this weekend, Kirkley & Pakefield are at home to Walsham-le-Willows while the rest of the area’s sides are away.
Mildenhall Town visit Brantham Athletic, Thetford Town travel to Felixstowe & Walton United, Gorleston are at Haverhill Rovers and Norwich United face a trip on the road to Newmarket Town.
In the First Division, still managerless Downham Town travel to fellow strugglers Cornard United, in-form Great Yarmouth Town visit Debenham LC, Fakenham Town host Braintree Town Reserves, Dereham Town Reserves are at Stowmarket Town and Swaffham Town entertain Haverhill Borough
Fakenham, fourth, will be looking to add to their impressive 42-goal haul from their 11 matches so far this season with boss Wayne Anderson tipping Kyle Plumb to fire again.
The Ghosts’ boss said: “I thought he was brilliant (during 5-0 win over Downham in midweek). He will run all day, he scored two good goals and could have had four or five.
“Kyle is a monster of a centre-forward who is very athletic. If he doesn’t score 20 goals this season there is something wrong as he is on 10 already. I looked at their 17-year-old centre-half up against him and thought that I wouldn’t want to be facing Plumby for 90 minutes as he was different class.”