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Kennedy rules out becoming permanent boss

30th April, 2017

Stand-in Worksop Town manager Jon Kennedy has ruled out taking the role on a permanent basis, meaning the Tigers will need to start the search for a new backroom team ahead of the 2017/18 Toolstation NCEL Premier Division season.

Speaking after the current campaign came to a close with a 2-0 home defeat to Thackley, he told the club's website: "Iíve been disappointed recently to be honest, I feel that me and [assistant] Craig [Denton] have been underappreciated in what has been a terribly difficult situation and I am not considering the job at the moment."

The loss meant that Worksop ended the current campaign in thirteenth position, having picked up just two points from their final seven matches.

A statement from the Tigers' Management Group said: "I am very disappointed that Jon and Craig have decided not to put their names forward to carry on with a job they have handled perfectly in very difficult circumstances, and dismayed that their decision has been driven by a precipitative reaction on the part of some members of the fan base because matches were not won on limited resources.

"Jon stepped forward without hesitation when needed and Craig joined him. Their attitude has been exemplary. They genuinely, and without any prompting, put their own financial positions second to the needs of the team budget and the club. Refreshing!

"The club is now faced with the task of recruiting a new management team for next season.

"Let me say from the outset that this will be undertaken in an organised and structured way. There will be no knee-jerk appointments. The process will take as long as it takes. I appreciate supporters will want to know what, when, who, but we will not be rushed or pestered."

(Story Source: Worksop Town)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Cleethorpes Town 42 108 99
2 Pickering Town 42 97 72
3 Bridlington Town 42 88 53
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 83 75
5 Thackley 42 78 35
6 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 69 36
7 AFC Mansfield 42 66 24
8 Albion Sports 42 66 1
9 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 65 12
10 Athersley Recreation 42 62 -8
11 Liversedge 42 59 26
12 Bottesford Town 42 56 -1
13 Worksop Town 42 55 -6
14 Maltby Main 42 54 -16
15 Garforth Town 42 53 -19
16 Clipstone 42 49 -22
17 Parkgate 42 41 -30
18 Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 38 -36
19 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 38 -70
20 Barton Town Old Boys 42 34 -75
R Armthorpe Welfare 42 24 -68
R Retford United (-3) 42 24 -82
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Hall Road Rangers 42 96 62
P Pontefract Collieries 42 95 75
3 AFC Emley 42 95 72
4 Grimsby Borough 42 89 46
5 Hallam 42 82 59
P Penistone Church 42 82 38
7 Knaresborough Town 42 70 19
8 Campion 42 68 28
9 Eccleshill United 42 66 15
10 Selby Town 42 61 -2
11 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 59 9
12 Winterton Rangers 42 59 8
13 Yorkshire Amateur 42 53 -4
14 Brigg Town 42 49 -42
15 Rossington Main 42 45 -17
16 Teversal 42 45 -27
17 Ollerton Town 42 43 -29
18 Shirebrook Town 42 39 -47
19 Dronfield Town 42 35 -44
20 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 35 -75
R Westella & Willerby 42 27 -59
22 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 15 -85

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