Worksop Town boss cannot wait for return of football

Worksop Town manager Craig Parry says he cannot wait to return to footballing action after the Tigers were given a start date for next season.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 8:19 am
Craig Parry is raring to go for the start of the season on August 14. Pic by Mike Holmes.

It was announced on Monday that the Northern Premier League South East Division 2021/22 season is set to commence on Saturday 14 August.

The Worksop boss, who only oversaw seven league matches last season due to the season’s curtailment, expressed that it is good to have something to work towards.

“I think it is a big relief for everyone to see the light at the end of the tunnel and we know what we are working towards now and we can plan accordingly,” said Parry.

“We had anticipated that August 14 would be the start date anyway, so we kind of already have a plan in place ready to activate.

“I am really looking forward to getting to see the lads again and welcome the new lads to the club.

“It is going to be good having everyone back. We are going to have an initial re-engagement kind of preseason before the lads have June off and then we will start as we mean to go on in July.

“I have massively missed it, and I think to be a football manager who deals with the players and constantly is around the team, and not just dealing with the players, having banter with them alongside the games, the buzz, the management side of it, the whole togetherness and everything from a Tuesday to a Saturday; to have that completely taken away from you and be constantly locked away, we have missed it so much.

“There is a lot of excitement now and we’re all buzzing to get back and I cannot wait.”

Parry also commented on the reshuffle of his management team that occurred last month, stating that it was not a long process to endure due to the hard work they put in.

He continued: “It probably took 24 hours to restructure it; everyone was basically doing the roles that they were in anyway.

“We have always been a close unit, and everyone lumped in with what they could deliver and were delivering.

“It was a quick transition; we set up and met quickly to outline those roles and responsibilities and everything has run like clockwork.

“I am pleased for all the lads because they have all done a fantastic job so far.”