It's Not Quite The 'New Page' Llambias Predicts!

Last updated : 08 April 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Derek Llambias: "It's been a tremendous boost for everybody in the town and around the stadium.

"The players are very upbeat and looking forward to the next game.

"We had to weigh up the situation. We were in a position where we had to make a move, and Alan was the best move.

"He was the only person we approached - we felt that was our only choice.

"He has made a difference, he's a straight talker. I like that about him. There is no nonsense, I'm really upbeat about it.

"He's got the respect. He's loved in this town and so he should be.

"Alan has got Iain Dowie with him and that's a good balance, but Alan is making the decisions. Iain is assisting on the football side of it and the energy within the training camp.

"I'm really encouraged by it all.

"This is basically a new page. It's imperative we stay up. Alan is the man to do that.

"The energy he's got into the club already and around the town is great.

"Alan will have the team right for Stoke and we can move forward.

"Joe had his tests on Monday and the doctors were pleased with him.

"He's lost two stone in weight and has passed all his tests with flying colours.

"He's on the mend - in two months time he should be fully fit."