Boss not looking beyond end of season

IPSWICH Wanderers manager John Clarkson is looking no further than the end of the season as far as his commitment to the Ridgeons League club is concerned.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Wanderers manager John Clarkson is looking no further than the end of the season as far as his commitment to the Ridgeons League club is concerned.

The Oulton Broad-based businessman took over from Jason Dozzell last summer and took Wanderers to the last 16 of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

He found success managing in the south west before moving to East Anglia, and said: “I shall be here to the end of the season. Then we shall see.”


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Three Ridgeons League clubs on Clarkson's doorstep - Lowestoft, Gorleston and Yarmouth - would no doubt be interested if he became available, and he did have talks with a couple of other clubs before taking over at Humber Doucy Lane.

Reflecting on last night's game he said: “It was just as well for us that Ipswich Town dropped a few gears after the interval.

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“It looked at half-time as though it might have been embarrassing for us.

“But if you had taken the four best players - Sito, Wilnis, Clarke and Supple - out of their side we would have given them a game.

“It was a big night for our club, and we all enjoyed it with all my lads doing themselves justice.”

Wanderers chairman Ed Nicholls and his fellow officials organised the evening well, and they will be a little disappointed at the crowd figure - around 50 less than the ground record when Town opened the floodlights in 1994.

But the game would have attracted newcomers to their ground and as a public relations exercise it was another big hit for Ipswich Town.

FORMER Diss Town and Haverhill Rovers manager Richard Carter is set to take over the reins of Ridgeons League First Division Fakenham.

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