Setchell: ""I feel no pressure

By ADAM LAZZARI WISBECH Town moved into the relegation zone on Saturday but player-manager Gary Setchell says he feels no pressure. Woodbridge leapfrogged the Fenmen into third from bottom after drawing 0-0 at home to Ely City. On the same day the Fenmen

By ADAM LAZZARI

WISBECH Town moved into the relegation zone on Saturday but player-manager Gary Setchell says he feels no pressure.

Woodbridge leapfrogged the Fenmen into third from bottom after drawing 0-0 at home to Ely City.

On the same day the Fenmen lost 2-1 at Tiptree and bottom side Haverhill lost 1-0 at Dereham and are seven points behind Wisbech with two games in hand.


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Wisbech have won just one league game in 13 since Setchell took over from Steve Taylor in mid-November.

Supporters have expressed their dismay on the fans' forum on the Wisbech Town website and one fan called for last season's manager Roy McManus to be reinstated.

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Setchell said: "The board and the players are behind me and I don't feel any pressure.

"We've got 13 crucial games until the end of the season and seven are against teams near the bottom of the table. I think four wins will see us safe.

"I knew this would be a difficult job when I took it. I didn't expect us to be struggling as much as we have been but I have confidence in the ability of my squad and believe we can get out of it.

"I've been involved in football at this level and at a higher level for 17 years. I've been in this sort of situation before and I know how to handle it."

Due to Whitton United dropping out of the league because of financial difficulties, as things stand, only the bottom two go down.

But a saving grace for the Fenmen could be that leaders Lowestoft Town, who are 12 points clear with games in hand, have applied for promotion, and if this is granted only one team could be relegated to the Ridgeons First Division.

McManus said: "I wish Gary and the lads the best of luck for the rest of the season. It would be an absolute disaster if Wisbech went down and I really hope they can turn things around.

"There is no problem between myself and the board and I've always said I'd be prepared to do everything I could to help the club. But I've not been approached. I expect Gary Setchell will still be the Wisbech manager next season.

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