New boss Watson to run the rule over his Billericay charges

Eastbourne Borough v Billericay Town – Vanarama National League South – Priory Lane – Saturday 3pm – Preview

Incoming Billericay Town boss, Kevin Watson, has conformed that Dan Brown will remain in the dugout for Saturday’s Vanarama National League South trip to Eastbourne Borough.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Colchester United midfielder took charge of the New Lodge outfit on Thursday, charged with the task of restoring the clubs’ fortunes following an indifferent start to the campaign which has seen them slip within four points of the relegation zone.

Dan Brown has overseen first-team activities following the departure of Jamie O’Hara. And Watson believed it was for the best if he and assistant Tristan Lewis took on an observers role for the Priory Lane clash.

“We’ve had a chat with the owners, the board – Brownie was in on it as well,” Watson explained.

“We feel that it is for the best that on Saturday – obviously, Tristan and myself will be at the game and be there, but we feel it’s unfair – not only on us but the players as well – for us to come in straight away, no training and to take something blind.

“We will be there, but Brownie – who has been with the group for a while now – will take the team. Although I’m sure, me being me, can’t stand in the background too long and will have input at some point I’m sure. Hopefully, we can make the right decisions.”

Watson added: “It was nice to hear that people are pleased. I know in football that can quickly change if results don’t go our way.”

Billericay will be looking to bounce back following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Concord Rangers and Oxford City. Meanwhile, Eastbourne remains amongst the play-off places despite willing only one of their last five league outings.

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Brian Jeeves

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