Gavin Cowan: Telford players upset they couldn't put things right

Manager Gavin Cowan has admitted his AFC Telford United players’ frustration at being unable to right the wrongs of the final weeks of the season.

 Gavin Cowan
Gavin Cowan

Telford’s National League North campaign, alongside the entire North and South seasons at step two of the non-league pyramid, were declared null and void after a majority vote last month.

The Bucks were 14th before the league was cancelled, with records wiped for a second consecutive season. Two of Cowan’s third seasons in charge at the New Bucks Head have been prematurely ended. Telford, who voted to null and void the season, struggled for form before the league was curtailed. They exited the FA Trophy on penalties to league rivals Darlington and were without a league win in six games, having seen a bright start tail off.

Cowan said:”We’re disappointed, in that you live to do your job and I suppose from a football perspective the players were devastated we’d gone through a couple of games that were pretty rough and didn’t get the chance to put it right.

“We haven’t been able to see out the back end of a season for the last two seasons, so we’ve not really been able to measure what we’re all about.

“Teams come strong at the end of the season a lot of the time, especially our group.

“So, yes, it’s disappointing from that point of view.”

Telford’s players are on furlough leave, although James Hardy and Lee Vaughan reached mutual agreements for their contracts to be cancelled in order for the duo to join step one National League outfits Altrincham and Barnet, respectively.

Most Read

Most Read

Top Stories

More from the Shropshire Star

UK & International News