Caretaker boss Danny Laws hopes AFC Sudbury fans continue to get behind the club after Jamie Godbold departure

Danny Laws, takes over as caretaker manager at AFC Sudbury.

Danny Laws, takes over as caretaker manager at AFC Sudbury.

Danny Laws takes over as caretaker manager at AFC Sudbury for a second time, and hopes Sudbury fans will continue to get behind the team in the manner they have so far this season.

Laws, who runs the club’s Academy, has taken over first-team duties for the time being after former first-team boss Jamie Godbold was relieved of his position on Tuesday night, along with his assistant Andy Reynolds.

Ironically Sudbury had just won their first Bostik North game of the season against Brentwood, to lift themselves out of the relegation zone. However it wasn’t enough to save Godbold’s job.

Laws’ first game back in charge then is on Saturday against Chipstead in the FA Cup.

“I will get on and do the job I have been asked by the board to do,” he said.

“I’m a full-time employee of AFC Sudbury and my passion is this club. I’ve done this before after David Batch left, now I’m here again.

“My priority has always been the Academy and will continue to be so, but I can take on a caretaker role for the first team too.

“Obviously I have got previous experience of running the first team.

“We have a big FA Cup game at the weekend. It’s important for the club. I hope the fans come out and support us like they have done so far this season.”

Laws however wouldn’t be drawn on what may happen should Sudbury enjoy a good run of form under his tenure.

“At the moment, I anticipate, like last time I did the caretaker job, I will have four, maybe five games in this position,” he said.

“That’s where I am now. It’s football. It’s a period of change at Sudbury, but we’ll be fine.

“I’ll just get on doing what I have been asked to do.”

Godbold and Reynolds joined Sudbury in January 2015 after a successful managerial career at Kirkey & Pakefield in Thurlow Nunn Premier, and led the west Suffolk side to the Ryman North title in their first full season in charge after a late season victory at Tilbury.

However, after a bright start in the Isthmian Premier last year, the King’s Marsh Stadium side’s form slumped and they were relegated. This season they have won just one of their opening five Bostik North games.


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