‘I couldn’t say no to Wisbech Town job’ says new Fenmen boss Dick Creasey

Dick Creasey has taken over as manager of Wisbech Town until the end of the season after Brett Whale

Dick Creasey has taken over as manager of Wisbech Town until the end of the season after Brett Whaley resigned earlier today. - Credit: Archant

Dick Creasey is back in the Wisbech Town managerial hotseat after Brett Whaley resigned as boss earlier today.

Creasey was replaced by Whaley in June last year, but has now stepped back in to take charge of the Fenmen until the end of the season after Whaley left the club following a frustrating UCL Premier Division campaign.

The former Spalding and Holbeach boss returns to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium for a fourth spell, and says that it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.

“I got a phone call at nine o’clock this morning from the chairman, who said that we’re in a bit of trouble and that Brett had gone,” he said.

“The football club is very close to my heart, and I’ve got a great affinity with everyone there. I couldn’t say no.”

Wisbech have experienced an underwhelming season and currently lie in tenth in the UCL Premier Division, despite an impressive start to their league campaign.

The Fenmen have lost 12 games so far this term – including eight home fixtures – but have a chance to salvage their season when they take on higher-level Cambridge City in the final of the Cambs Invitation Cup on May 9.

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However, Creasey, who guided Wisbech to the quarter-finals of the FA Vase in 2014, says that his main priority is to improve the Fenmen’s league form when he returns to the dugout.

He said: “We’ve got the cup final coming up, but that’s going to be put on the back burner for now. We’ve got a few games before it, and getting points in the league is more important.

“We’ve got seven league games left, and 21 points is the aim for me.”

Creasey will take charge of Wisbech for the first time against Harborough Town on Saturday afternoon, and has sent out a rallying cry to the club’s fans to get down to the Elgoods Fenland Stadium to get behind his players.

“All my thoughts are about Saturday,” he said. “We’re coming up against a Harborough side that’s on a five-game unbeaten run, but it’s a game that we want to be winning.

“Let’s all get down to the ground, cheer the lads on and hopefully enjoy a good game of football.”

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