DAVIES | "Maidstone Is The Next Really Important Game"

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 23 Mar 2018

Andy Davies will take the home dugout for the first time as Wrexham AFC manager on Saturday afternoon when Maidstone United visit the Racecourse in the Vanarama National League. 

The club are urging supporters to come out in their numbers to support Andy, Stephen Wright, Carl Darlington and Michael Oakes as they take charge of their first match.

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39-year-old Davies first joined the club when he was 14-years-old as a schoolboy and has taken on the role of manager until the end of the season with the support of Stephen Wright and the existing management team. 

Andy was named assistant manager in October 2016 after holding the roles of Youth Team Coach then Centre of Excellence Manager at the club. He has been a big part of the successful management team this season which see's the club challenging for promotion from the Vanarama National League.

He is taking his new task one match at a time and told us: "Maidstone on Saturday is the next really important game for us and we'll try our best to pick up the three points. 

"It's a cliche but we have eight cup finals now, we need to take each game as it comes, prepare in the right way as usual and that starts against Maidstone."

When asked about how the players have adjusted this week he said: "The players have trained well this week and they want to continue this run we are on by picking up a win. Spirits are high and the players just want to get out there and play."

When talking about the clubs aims this season, Davies said: "The aim hasn't changed from the start of the campaign. The aim was promotion and that is still our aim. It's up to us to finish the job off now and end the season on a high.   

"I've been here through these last 10 years in the National League too and I know exactly how important this is to everyone. I can't reiterate enough how focused the players are on achieving the club's ultimate goal."

The new management team, players and club staff met privately on Wednesday morning to formally talk about Andy Davies' appointment with Stephen Wright also stepping in to a first team role.

It was an extremely positive meeting where the players were also able to speak to director Spencer Harris about the seemless change in management and it was very clear that everyone is on the same page. 

Andy has been happy with the transition and how the preparation has gone this week saying: "The players have already shown myself and the management team with the performance at Woking and in training this week that they are 100% behind the job in hand which is gaining promotion." 

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