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Pinchbeck United player-manager could quit after losing assistant and coach




Ian Dunn is considering his future at Pinchbeck United.

Assistant manager Allan Ross and first-team coach Derrick Nuttell have both left the Knights.

After finishing fourth in their debut season in the UCL Premier Division, they have only managed one league win so far this season.

Ian Dunn and Allan Ross
Ian Dunn and Allan Ross

Dunn said: "Budget constraints have made it difficult.

"We are struggling for numbers at training and Allan loves coaching. He's not had the enjoyment factor.

"Work commitments are also a factor because he has missed a few games and training sessions.

Allan Ross
Allan Ross

"We've experienced the highs together and these lows are tough.

"We had glimmers of hope with some results like picking up a draw against Rugby Town and winning at Harrowby United in the Knockout Cup from 2-0 down.

"But we haven't been able to put out a consistent side and that's undone a lot of our hard work through no fault of our own.

"Now it's even tougher without a number two and I have to question what I want to do next. I'm thinking about it at the moment.

"There is help coming onto the committee to support our chairman Gary Coomes.

"This situation is as hard as it's ever been."

Ian Dunn
Ian Dunn

Dunn is preparing for Saturday's league game against Oadby Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field.

However, he will miss Tuesday's tie at home to Deeping Rangers in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Trophy due to work commitments.

Dunn added: "Oadby have only won a couple of league games but they try to play decent football.

"We need to be more compact and try to grind out a result.

"Hopefully we'll have a full squad after the circumstances which affected us last time in midweek against Melton Town.

"The biggest problem has been getting a side when players have injuries, suspensions or other commitments.

"We will be struggling to get anyone to Stotfold for the Hinchingbrooke Cup game a week on Tuesday.

"We've asked for help and it's been denied. We tried to change the date to a Saturday and we wanted to play at Huntingdon so at least the clubs could meet in the middle.

"Unfortunately the draw pulled out two teams who are furthest away geographically.

"We've been unfortunate with a set of fixtures against good sides when we needed a better chance against teams in the bottom half of the table."


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