Kingston to remain at Buckingham

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BUCKINGHAM Town manager Daniel Kingston insists he is not quitting the club despite offering his resignation yesterday.

The Robins boss put up a statement on the club website explaining that he has “had enough” following the exit of Drew Mitten.

But he has since had a change of heart, saying: “I haven’t quit. There’s all sorts that has been going on the forum. I tried to avoid it but someone phoned me up and I had a look.

“I acted hastily and got frustrated but I shouldn’t have wrote what I did on the home page of the website.

“I had a long chat with the chairman and offered my resignation but Vince [Hyde] told me not to let it get to me and it was a silly thing to do. I apologise for that.”

Kingston took over last month when Steve Orchard left the club by mutual consent after a wretched start to the season.

Since then, Buckingham have lost several first team players as the club battle financial problems with home games being played 12 miles out of town in Bletchley.

Kingston added: “The agreement when I took over as caretaker manager was that I’d be in charge until the end of December and I’ll honour that.

“The club has a proud tradition of playing at this level. It’s been mentioned that we could drop down a few leagues but I don’t think that’s a viable option. All we need is a patch of land in Buckingham then we can get a ground up to UCL standard.”

The latest bit of bad news to come out of the club is the loss of Mitten, who left Buckingham following their 2-1 defeat to Winslow in the Buckingham Charity Cup.

Kingston said: “Drew has left the club. It was a bit weird because he scored twice against Wellingborough and was buzzing after that but he suddenly left after we lost to Winslow.

“We’ve got enough to field a full 14 tomorrow. The numbers have dwindled down but I believe we still can stay at this level. If look at Greece in Euro 2004, no one fancied them – hopefully the tactics will outweigh the quality.”

Buckingham host bottom side Burton Park Wanderers tomorrow in what is a must-win game for Kingston’s side.

“It’s a huge game tomorrow. We have to win to put some daylight between them and us.”