Kinsella's praise for manager Driver
THINGS are changing down Felixstowe way and first team coach Tony Kinsella today hailed manager Glen Driver as potentially the best in the area.Felixstowe and Walton United take on Wisbech Town in the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League at Dellwood Avenue tomorrow with former Ipswich Town midfielder Kinsella singing the praises of Driver.
THINGS are changing down Felixstowe way and first team coach Tony Kinsella today hailed manager Glen Driver as potentially the best in the area.
Felixstowe and Walton United take on Wisbech Town in the Premier Division of the Ridgeons League at Dellwood Avenue tomorrow with former Ipswich Town midfielder Kinsella singing the praises of Driver.
Kinsella, who coached at the ITFC academy when the likes of Darren Bent, Darren Ambrose, Matt Richards and Ian Westlake were coming through, said today: “Having seen managers and coaches in action at a number of levels, I see Glen as having more potential that anyone in the area. He is as good an up-and-coming manager as there is around.
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“He is astute, has a wide knowledge of the game, gets on well with players and has a good tactical sense. When manager at Leiston, Glen laid the foundations for the club's current success. He has been around the Sunday circuit and has networked well having knowledge of a great number of players.
“Between us we are building for the future, but my job is the easy part. Glen has done the hard work of bringing in some fresh blood after it appeared to us that the club was stagnating on the playing side.”
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Kinsella helped to bring in Mark Roper from Woodbridge Town, with other newcomers coming through the hard work by Driver with Ben Nower, Grant Monaghan, Bradley Barber, Danny George, Gavin Crane Adam Hampson and Paul Berry having come onboard in recent weeks.
Driver and Kinsella were having a look at young central defender George Blewer from Canvey Island in training last night, but he is unlikely to feature against Wisbech. Driver has other irons in the fire to strengthen his squad even further.
“Glen has transformed Felixstowe, and with the infrastructure right with a good chairman in Tony Barnes I am confident Glen can take Felixstowe places,” added Kinsella. I would not be working for him if I thought otherwise.”
A win for Carl Chenery's Leiston at Tiptree would continue to put more pressure on leaders Lowestoft Town, while Needham Market's hopes of a 2009 move up the table will be helped with a win at former manager Mark Morsley's current club Harwich.
Woodbridge Town are at home to Ely City with Simon Betts' Whitton United away to Norwich United, who are now managed by former Diss, Lowestoft and Yarmouth boss Paul Chick.