Returning Creasey says Wisbech Town can cause FA Vase upset at Ashington

10:36 17 January 2014

Wisbech Town. Dick Creasey

Wisbech Town. Dick Creasey


Dick Creasey says he has returned to the Wisbech Town dugout to win silverware.

Former boss Creasey, who enjoyed spells in charge between 2004-07 and in a caretaker role in 2010, was appointed the Fenmen’s new joint boss with Paul Cousins last Thursday after Scott Johnson stepped down to concentrate on his playing career.

Creasey said: “Helping out at the club after Steve Appleby stepped down has helped me get a bit of hunger for management again.

“I feel like I’ve got something left in the locker. Not many clubs would have enticed me back into management but Wisbech is close to my heart.

“This is a club run by lovely people with great fans and I want to win silverware for them.”

The Cousins - Creasey partnership has endured a difficult start with two losses in three days.

Wisbech lost 3-0 away at Desborough Town in the UCL on Saturday and were knocked out of the Cambs Invitation Cup by Cambridge Regional College at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Tuesday.

Danny White cancelled out Elliott Hogan’s opener but Liam Hurst won the tie for the visitors in the 87th minute.

Wisbech have struggled in the UCL this season but Creasey, who has won the division with Spalding United and Holbeach United, is confident he can oversee a change in fortunes.

He said: “I have won this league twice so I know what to expect. The players have found the UCL a culture shock because it is very different to the Thurlow Nunn League, which is more of a footballing league.

“The UCL is more in your face and can be very intimidating, which the players have struggled to cope with.

“I said before the season started Spalding United would run away with it but there is a group of six or seven teams below them who are very even so the aim is to be one of them.

“Then we can regroup in the summer and bring in one or two players with a hard edge to them to help us launch a UCL challenge next season.”

Creasey is under no illusions about the size of challenge that awaits his Wisbech players when they travel to highly rated Ashington tomorrow in the FA Vase Third Round.

But he has backed his players to cause an upset against the side ranked as third favourites to win the competition.

He said: “They are without doubt one of the best sides in the competition but football is a precarious game and surpries results happen.

“I go into every game believing my side can win. If the players approach the game with confidence we can hopefully achieve something.”

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