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Simon Daws appointed as new manager of United Counties League Division One side Bourne Town

Joint chairman Darren Munton believes newly-appointed Bourne Town boss Simon Daws will lead by example after taking over at the United Counties League club.

Daws has been appointed as a successor to Rob Middleton with the Wakes currently rooted to the foot of the Division One table after six successive league losses.

The new boss has enjoyed lengthy spells in charge of both Holwell Sports and Cottesmore in previous management roles.

Simon Daws (17683919)
Simon Daws (17683919)

And, with the Wakes’ campaign blighted by irregular player availability, Munton is hoping the acquisition of Daws will bring some stability to the JJ Mac Stadium.

He said: “Simon came across really well in the interview. He’s an experienced manager who will bring a few new lads in as well.

“I’ve known him for years and he knows what it is about. He’s enthusiastic and keen and is looking forward to selling the set-up of the club to players.

“He was at Cottesmore for eight years and spent six seasons at Holwell so he’s not here for the short-term.

“He’s got plenty of contacts and there’s a few irons in the fire with some approaches going in already.

“We really need players who will play every week. It’s been ridiculous this season so far because you just don’t get a settled side.

“We’re excited by the appointment though ahead of a big game for us at Lutterworth on Saturday. It’s a six-pointer already because our league position will quickly change if we can get a couple of wins.”

Darren Munton. (17684026)
Darren Munton. (17684026)

Daws was manager of Aslockton and Orston last season in the Nottinghamshire Senior League and his playing career included spells at Grantham Town, Corby Town, Stamford and Cottesmore.

He will take charge of the Wakes for the first time on Saturday when they travel to second-from-bottom Lutterworth Athletic who have just one point from five games.

Munton ended his spell as caretaker manager last weekend when the Wakes went down to a 4-1 home defeat against Irchester United.

They found themselves three goals down at the break as efforts from Nathan Haycock, Luqman Abdallah and Suleiman Almahad put the Romans in control.

Josh Burge bagged a fourth for the visitors after the break before Reece Driscoll netted a consolation for the Wakes.

Munton added: “We shot ourselves in the foot again. We conceded some soft goals and the lack of quality is showing.”

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