Gary stays on

30 Apr 2019 in News

Gary stays on Gary stays on

Gary Edgley says he wants Boston Town to "kick on" next season after confirming he is staying on as manager.

He has gained many admirers on the United Counties League circuit for the way his young side improved after Christmas.

Edgley took over from Dennis Greene in September and had to rebuild the entire squad after a host of players departed.

His appointment was initially only on a short-term basis.

But following a positive meeting with the club's board of directors last week, Edgley is now looking forward to planning ahead for the 2019-20 campaign.

Lori Borbely will continue as assistant manager with John Baker and Jack Medley also reamining in their coaching roles.

Edgley said: "I want to thank the chairman and the board for believing in me and giving me the backing that they are now doing."

He told the Boston Standard: "The lads have all agreed to stay and nobody says they want to go anywhere else.

"We showed when we played the top six or eight teams that we’re not a million miles away.

"We’re not as good as they are, but we’re close and if we bring in three quality players then we can kick on.

"I mean kick on in a big way, finish higher up the league and do well in a few cups.

"I know the three players I want and hopefully we can get that sorted as soon as possible."

Edgley is hoping that off the field improvements will also make the club more attractive to potential new signings and sponsors.

Recent innovations include a sponsored Man of the Match award and matchday mascots. The club have also recruited Endeavour FM presenter Darren Trapps to be their regular PA announcer.

"We want to make this club a place where people think 'I want to play football there'," said Edgley.

"Our volunteers do a fantastic job and we have a few more volunteers now which helps us out and takes the pressure off a few others."

Boston Town are also launching a reserve side next season - and are looking for people interested in being part of the management and coaching team.

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