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FOOTBALL: I'd like another go as Didcot boss says Elkins
7:57pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Local Football
Gary Elkins has his eye on a permanent return to the Didcot Town hotseat after taking the job on an interim basis since the departure of manager Andy Wallbridge, writes Matthew Bruce.
Elkins took charge of Saturday’s 5-2 defeat to Wim-borne Town in Calor League Division 1 South & West, alongside coach Paul Davis, who has also expressed interest in the job.
The pair were also in charge for the visit of fellow strugglers Evesham United last night.
Elkins had previously left the job due to work commitments in May, but is keen to return and help guide the Railwaymen away from the Division 1 South & West relegation zone.
“It’s something I would like to do,” he said. “I never wanted to leave in the first place, but due to work I wasn’t able to commit all of my time to the job.
“I left for the right reasons, to give the club a chance to find someone who could give it all of their time, but it hasn’t worked out.
“I’ve been desperate to get back into football because I love the game and it’s been my life.”
But the Railwaymen’s chai-rman John Bailey said that no decision has yet been made on the appointment.
He said: “We’re having a committee meeting later this week and then we’ll decide which way we’re going to go.