Cefn Druids manager Jayson Starkey given time to turn the tables

Druids (red) in action against Penybont this season. Picture: LEWIS MITCHELL

Cefn Druids interim manager Jayson Starkey received the dreaded vote of confidence from the club just hours before yesterday’s 5-0 defeat at Newtown.

The Ancients’ fourth straight loss left them nine points adrift at the JD Cymru Premier League basement.

But with no relegation from the top flight this season, The Rock club has pledged to keep faith with Starkey and give him time to put things right.

Jayson Starkey

Starkey took over as interim boss last month following the departure of Bruno Lopes.

Druids chairman, Des Williams, made the following statement: “Last season, Jayson made it clear that he wanted to change the playing style and philosophy of the team. The club wants to make it clear that Jayson Starkey continues to have our full support.

“After Bruno’s departure, Jayson made it very clear that he was the man for the job and wanted to have the chance to lead us up the table. We agreed a points target to turn this season around and he has the biggest squad and budget the club has ever had just to make sure he achieves the target.

“Following the 5-0 defeat to Flint and the 3-0 defeat by Aberystwyth on Tuesday, the board met and discussed the situation. We’ve decided to give Jayson more time to turn things around. As Jayson has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve.”

After yesterday’s caning at Newtown, Starkey and his players will be anxious to stop the rot when they travel to Aberystwyth Town on Tuesday.

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