Kingston hopes for fresh start in 2013

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BUCKINGHAM Town’s Director of Football and former manager Daniel Kingston hopes 2013 will bring a fresh start for the Robins after a dismal 2012.

Following a tough first few months of the season, the club are on the verge of appointing a new permanent manager while form on the pitch has picked up with the Robins up to 17th in UCL Division One.

Kingston said: “Basically, it’s been a bit of a saga. We had a few disagreements with Kit Bamber in the summer so we brought in Steve Orchard and although his recent record wasn’t great, we thought we could work together but it just didn’t work out.

“I knew I could only take charge for a short-time because of family commitments, I have three young children so it was always only up until Christmas.

“The chairman, Vince Hyde, didn’t advertise for a new manager. We had four applicants and we were alerted to the fact that our outstanding candidate was able to take players from the North Bucks League and establish them in the UCL, but he wasn’t happy with how things were at his club and was interested in this role.

“We had two or three options – Chris Robson was keen – but we had an outstanding candidate that signed a three-year deal and has a track record in the division.

“Bringing in players wasn’t the primary reason, we just want some stability after what happened with Kit and Steve.”

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