Reece set to be boss as Lanns decides to step back

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Reece set to be boss as Lanns decides to step back

Postby Alan Beckett » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:40 pm

Reece set to be boss as Lanns decides to step back
Writes the Coleshill Herald

COLESHILL manager Jason Lanns has decided to stand down from his position after a string of poor results.

His decision was confirmed by chairman Paul Billing, who has already acted by offering the job to former Bristol Rovers and Walsall striker Andy Reece.

Lanns' resignation came after back-to-back defeats in the League Cup against Coventry Sphinx and in the Alliance, where a 4-1 defeat left Coleshill hovering one point clear above the drop zone.

Lanns will remain at the club in a coaching capacity but Billing has acted quickly to offer Reece the position with two massive home games on the horizon.

Coleshill host fellow strugglers Highgate United on Saturday before entertaining League Two outfit Burton Albion in the Birmingham Senior Cup.

Billing said: "We need to start stringing some results together and get a bit of daylight between the teams below us in the Alliance.

"I don't think we will go down but we have a tricky set of fixtures and we need to get through those games and then look where we are.

"In fairness to Jason, we have not been playing too badly.

"Against Alvechurch we started very well but made three silly mistakes which cost us.

"On Monday (against Coventry Sphinx) we again did well but conceded sloppy goals.

"But it's a results business and we needed to get rid of these errors, gain confidence and move forward with a boost.

"Jason will be staying in a coaching capacity but I just felt we needed to make a change.

"Andy has been involved in the club as an assistant but he wants to be a manager and I felt that if we didn't act we would lose his input."

Should Reece take the job this week, he will lead Coleshill for this week's massive double-header.

"These are huge games for us. We need a win in the league to ease the pressure somewhat. And, of course, we have Burton on Monday.

"It shouldn't be hard to motivate ourselves for a game like Burton. They may play the reserves but it is still a chance for the players to impress and put themselves in the shop window.

"It would be nice to see more fans for the game and we are drumming up support."

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