Chairman’s Update: Men’s First Team

Good afternoon all, As you are all unfortunately aware, our men’s first team’s form has dropped over the last few games, sadly not only in terms of results but also more worryingly in terms of the performances.

We believe that with the strength and quality of squad we have we shouldn’t be anywhere near where we are in the league, and our form earlier in the season has shown this. I have therefore taken the decision to act early, while we still have a good number of games remaining (seven), we are still a fair distance from the relegation zone (five points) and while are still masters of our own destiny, to make some changes in the short term managerial setup to ensure we pull further away from the relegation zone.

Director of Football Pav Singh will be joining the current first team coaching set up in a hands-on role both in training and in the matchday dugout. His perspective and experience will complement our existing coaching team, offering us another valuable lens.

His energy, enthusiasm and passion for this club has never been in doubt, and in recent times his work with the ETS helping turn them into league contenders in the first season of existence demonstrates the type of individual Pav is and I believe that’s exactly what we need at the moment.

His role in putting together the playing squad this season alongside the current management team, also gives him the knowledge and familiarity meaning he can walk straight into the culture and start work from day one.

When we appointed Clayton and his team we were confident that they were the right team for the job, and that opinion hasn’t changed! The only thing they don’t have is experience, so to put into that group an experienced footballing resource like Pav to me is a no brainer.

We at the beginning of the season also registered Danny Ellis as a player, as his on field passion, aggression and leadership was something that made him the player he was! Alongside Jack Higgins he was formidable!! As we knew one day we might need that bit of extra steel and passion, he will now be made available for selection, his steady experienced head with the Farsley passion and fight is something that we will need in these last few games, and to be honest if we are in the last five minutes of a game and need to sure things up at the back, I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather bring on.

As a fan of the club as well as the chairman, I will take whatever steps I need to take and be as pro-active as I can to be to make sure we get what we all want, and that’s a successful end to the season! So please join me in getting behind the team for the rest of the season!