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Time for a change...

3 February 2016

Club News

Time for a change...

3 February 2016

Reds face opposition under new management again this Saturday

There seems to be something about the prospect of playing Reds which makes our next opponents think is a good time to change their manager.

Ahead of our visit to the Lamex Stadium on Saturday, Stevenage parted company with Teddy Sheringham on Monday and appointed Darren Sarll as caretaker, with chairman Phil Wallace hinting that he will be in charge when the teams meet this weekend.

It is the fifth time in the last year that we have been the first opponents for a club under new management, whether it's a temporary or permanent appointment.

But while a change of boss against the Reds can often spark a team who have been on a poor run into life it’s not always the case.

Last month Jamie Fullarton took charge of his first Notts County game at the Stadium after replacing Ricardo Moniz and led the Magpies to a 1-0 win.

Back in October, York were under the temporary management of Richard Cresswell when they came here following the departure of Russ Wilcox and lost 1-0 to Simon Walton’s last-minute penalty.

It happened twice early last year too with mixed results for the opposition.

Terry Skiverton had just replaced Gary Johnson as Yeovil manager when Reds visited Huish Park in early February and Skiverton inspired his side to a 2-1 win.

A few weeks later Barnsley arrived with Mark Burton in temporary charge following the departure of Danny Wilson but it was a managerial debut to forget for Burton as Reds won 5-1.

Losing to Crawley can often force clubs into making a change as well.

Newport County sacked Terry Butcher two days after Reds had won 3-0 at Rodney Parade in September.

A similar result on Saturday would be a great boost for Reds.

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