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14 May 2014

Nick on events of the last week

Today we spoke to Chairman Nick Higgs who explained what has been happening at the club over the last few days.

He said: “It is still difficult to come to terms with what has happened, but we are where we are and we have to pick ourselves up and move forward.

“We have learnt by our mistakes, there are things we would have done differently, but we have hit rock bottom, and now we have to think positively and club together and take this club forward again.

“There have been two main Board meetings, but there have also been a number of subsidiary Board meetings, where individuals have met together.

“Each member of the Board has been tasked with looking at various aspects of the club.

“It has taken a bit longer than we had hoped to get information from the Conference and the League about parachute payments and future payments from the Conference, but we are now beginning to come together with that, and we are producing what we hope will be a reasonable budget for next season, to move forward positively.”

The Chairman has said that the restructuring of the club is an ‘evolving process’.

He said: “It is an evolving process and we are looking at every aspect of the club – we will not shirk that responsibility.

“When we have finished our evaluation we will be in a better situation to be able to comment on that.”

And Nick confirmed that recruitment process for next season is already underway.

He said: “The next element of the process that we have discussed with the manager is the recruitment for next season, and Darrell is already coming up with lists of players and suggestions for playing staff and back room staff to take us forward next year.

“Darrell will have a very good budget for the Conference, I imagine it will be one of the highest in the Conference, and his intention is 100% to bounce back in the first season in humanly possible.

“We will give him every opportunity and backing we will give him to make sure that happens.”

For the full interview, visit Gas Player later today.

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