WEB EXCLUSIVE: Poachers’ chairman blasts Chand rumours

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BOSTON Town chairman Mick Vines has rubbished rumours linking John Chand with the position of manager at Tattershall Road.

Internet chatter had suggested that Holbeach United supremo Chand was set to replace Martyn Lakin at the Poachers helm – and the Tigers boss even went as far as denying the speculation in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.

But Vines felt there was no need for Chand to respond to the talk – and told the Spalding Guardian that Lakin has his full backing.

He said: “Myself and Boston Town are very happy with the current managerial team and they are going nowhere. We’ve had a good start to the season and hopefully that’ll continue.

“We are not a club that chops and changes and I’d hope that Martyn Lakin is here for years to come.

“John Chand has never been considered by the club and the rumours – if that’s even what they are – are total rubbish. We’ve never approached him at any time.

“No disrespect to John, but he’s just cutting his cloth in the game and we wouldn’t consider him experienced enough for our club anyway.

“Bob Don-Duncan was here for a very long time and I see no reason why Martyn can’t emulate that.”

Speaking on Monday, Chand said that he’d received roughly 40 calls asking if he was leaving Holbeach for the Poachers.

But he confirmed that he was “100 per cent committed to Holbeach” and declared the matter closed.

The Tigers are currently five points clear of Boston in the UCL Premier Division table and beat them 2-1 at Tattershall Road in the opening week of the season.