Whitton United boss Shane Caldron keen for club to lose ‘yo-yo’ tag

PUBLISHED: 15:38 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:38 10 October 2017

Whitton United celebrate during Saturday's thumping 8-0 win at Diss Town. Photo: Gary Donnison

Whitton United celebrate during Saturday's thumping 8-0 win at Diss Town. Photo: Gary Donnison

Gary Donnison Photography 2017

Whitton United boss Shane Coldron is determined for the club to lose its ‘yo-yo’ tag.

The Ipswich-based outfit, who have flitted between Step Five and Four of the non-league pyramid in recent years, have enjoyed a flying start to the season and won their last six games in a row.

A youthful Greens side have dumped Step Five clubs Haverhill Rovers and Barkingside out of the FA Vase and are hot on the heels of leaders Woodbridge in the Thurlow Nunn First Division having scored 45 goals in 14 games across all competitions.

“It’s been a very pleasing start, but I’m not getting too carried away,” said Coldron, who left his role as Stowmarket Town assistant boss to take charge at the King George V Playing Fields.

“We’ve still got to play the likes of Woodbridge, Debenham, Braintree (Reserves), Holland and Framlingham. I think there will be five or six teams pushing for the top three.

“The target I set was top six in the first season, then push for promotion and become a sustainable Premier Division club within five years.

“Whitton have become renowned as a yo-yo club that has had a high turnover of managers and players. I want that to change. I want to build something that is sustainable.”

He continued: “A few of our better players were approached by clubs that play at a higher level this summer, but they were clubs that I would say are mid-to-bottom half Premier Division sides. I said to the lads ‘stay here, get promotion and use that as a stepping stone’. If they become too good for Whitton and a big club comes calling then they will leave with my blessing.

“There’s no point in them making sideways moves though. They are better staying here and being part of a project.

“Now I’m getting contacted by players from a higher level wanting to be a part of what we’re doing, but I’ll continue to be loyal to these players.”

Whitton travel to Haughley in the Suffolk Senior Cup on Saturday before hosting Woodbridge in the Knockout Cup (Wednesday) and travelling to Wisbech in the Vase (next Saturday).

Coldron added: “I like to work with a core of players aged 17 to 22. This is a young, raw side that has a fearlessness about it and no-one knows too much about us at the moment.

“Come the end of this season though I think we’ll have quite a few names that people are speaking about.”

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