Robson appointed Buckingham manager

Chris Robson captained Buckingham for eight years
Chris Robson captained Buckingham for eight years

Buckingham Town have appointed former captain Chris Robson as their new manager following the resignation of Neil Griffiths.

Robson joined the Robins as a player in 2005 and remained with the club until 2013 when he took a break from the game.

He said: “Firstly it is a great honour for me to have been given the responsibility to manage this great club. As many people know, I was involved with the club as player and captain for over eight years, so I know all about the clubs history and the great pride it has.

“There is a lot of work to be done at the club and I cannot wait to get started on. Most importantly my main concern is to build a squad that is ready to compete at the right end of United Counties League Division One.

“Last season Neil Griffiths done a great job in getting the club to a solid mid-table finish, and my aim is to move the club forward and better that this coming season.

“From now until August I will be very busy in the transfer market, adding some extra quality to the current squad to help us achieve improving on last season. I have already been in contact with players I would like to bring to the club, and I have also brought in my own back room team to assist me.

“Alex Court, who is a ex Robins player, will come in as my assistant manager and coach. Aesil Towle will come in and I will be keeping on current coach Grant Smith.”

Robson is also keen to rebuild the spirit of the club following a difficult few years.

He added: “Away from the footballing side, my main concern is getting the togetherness of the club back. This does not just include the players and management team, I am talking about the board, committee, and most importantly the fans, who have started to not attend games in the numbers they used to.

“I remember when I was a player at the club years ago and the players would always go into the bar win lose or draw after a game and spend a hour or two speaking and having a drink with the fans.

“Back then the fans could relate to the team that they pay to come and watch, and for me this is very important and something we will work on to try and get back. I know the fans of this club, and I know what they expect from their team, so this will be drilled into the players from day one at pre-season.

“The work on this has already started with the club redeveloping Manor Fields to make it more comfortable and modern for the fans to come and enjoy watching their football, and hopefully the players and I can provide some attractive football and positive results that can go with this.

“I am very excited to start and can not wait until July 1 when the players report back for pre-season training so we can get going.”