Wakes make caretaker Wilson their manager

Action from Bourne v Thrapston football at Bourne EMN-150512-220051009

Action from Bourne v Thrapston football at Bourne EMN-150512-220051009

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Bourne Town Football Club have confirmed Steve Wilson, who has been the first team caretaker manager since Raffa Mazzarella quit in September, has been officially promoted to the manager’s position at the UCL Division One Club.

Wilson joked: “I think I have been the longest caretaker manager in history.

“Nothing is going to change apart from the name, it is still going to be me in the dug out running things.”

Wilson, who came to the club as an assistant to Mazzarella, has carried on the good development work done by the former boss, getting some impressive results with a young squad which is regularly having its gems plucked from them.

Last week promising attacking midfielder Henry Dunn moved to Deeping Rangers, following the likes of Jezz Goldson-Williams.

Dunn was last season’s players’ player of the year winner for Bourne and their top scorer in 2014/15 with 10 goals.

However the club and his manager wished him well as the 23 year-old takes the step up to UCL Premier Division football.

He came off the bench on Saturday in Rangers’ 1-0 victory over Newport Pagnell Town.

Wilson said: “It is a shame to lose Henry but he is more than capable of playing at that level.

“You want players to go on and improve themselves, we would like that to be with Bourne but that wasn’t possible at this time. He knows he is always welcome back.”

Bourne travel to bottom of the league Burton Park Wanderers tomorrow.

Wilson said: “It’s a bit of a potential banana skin with our inconsistency. We have got to be on our guard. The law of averages say they have got to win at some point.

However Wilson takes the same squad which earned victory at Potton United and a point against Thrapston Town so is hopefully his side can look to push up the table from their current eighth position.