Martyn Davies ‘upset’ after shock sacking by Market Drayton

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Former Market Drayton Town manager Martyn Davies says he is ‘upset’ after his shock axing by the Club after Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Alvechurch.

The popular boss says he was told in the oppositions boardroom of the decision before a statement on the Club’s official site on Wednesday.

Davies led the side to a record 11th place finish in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division 1 South last season.

He said, “It’s been a funny three days, I’ve felt disappointed, angry, upset.

“The Club says they made the decision unanimously, but some committee members didn’t know about it.

“It’s really upsetting that after 20 years service, you’re told that you’re no longer needed and you’re not even asked if you want to carry on doing something else.”

Chairman Bob Cockram said the decision had not been taken lightly and that the change had been made to “freshen things up” and “move the club forward.”

“Martyn has done an excellent job over the last couple of seasons but we feel he’s taken us as far as he can and the Board unanimously agreed that a change in direction was needed.

“We have been very busy examining several impressive candidates for his successor and we will announce our new First Team manager soon.”

StaffsLive understand the new boss will be former Hinckley A.F.C boss Carl Abbott, who could be in the dugout for Saturday’s FA Trophy game at Chasetown.

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