Manager number three on the way

EVO-STIK League Market Drayton Town are looking for their third manager of the season after Carl Abbott stood down.

The departure of the former Hinckley boss, pictured, after just two months at the helm and a flurry of signings to turn around the club's fortunes, was confirmed on Wednesday in a statement on the EVO-STIK League South club's website.

Abbott, who stood down as the first manager of phoenix club Hinckley in October to succeed the axed Martyn Davies at Greenfields, is expected to be replaced within days with the club 17th in the table and due to host runaway leaders Basford United on Saturday.

Market Drayton chairman Ben Cockram told the club`s fans: “Of course we are disappointed to learn Carl has decided to move on so soon after joining the club but that’s football at this level. We wish him all the best at his new club and they are incredibly lucky to have such an ambitious manager at the helm.

“The directors and I stand by the decision to appoint him; it was time to move on from the club’s chaotic past and, whilst it is regretful that we have to revisit our plans so soon, we are looking forward to moving on with an equally ambitious manager as soon as possible."

Images courtesy of Market Drayto Town & hinckleyafc.org.uk

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