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Wellington Amateurs management duo planning for the future

By Joe Edwards | Grassroots | Published:

Steve Barrow insists he and Juan Dopazo are intent on remaining in charge at Wellington Amateurs for next season.

Juan Dopazo and Steve Barrow

Things have not gone to plan for Barrow and Dopazo since taking the reins as joint managers in October.

The School Grove side were bottom of the West Midlands Premier when they arrived, and they are still at the foot of the table having picked up just one win since.

Barring a miracle, the Ams – who are set to host Smethwick tomorrow – will be relegated to Division One.

“Despite the results and where we are, the football club is in a better place,” said Barrow.

“When you’re not winning matches it’s tough, but I’m heartened by the fact we had 16 lads at training on Wednesday and 20 the week before. They’re a committed bunch.

“We’re both looking to get that pre-season under our belt, to get a settled squad – to learn their lines and it all to be on an even keel.

“We’re trying to do things off the pitch that will benefit us on it for the future. One of those is taking some of the young lads from AFC Telford United, looking to forge more of a relationship.

“The guys upstairs would be perfectly entitled to look to go in a different direction, but I would be very disappointed.

“What will be will be but me and Juan, we’re really committed to the club. We’ll see.”

Seemingly well on their way to promotion from Division One are Wem Town. They are 12 points clear ahead of their trip to Wrens Nest. Second-placed Newport Town – who have played two games less than Wem – go to Worcester Raiders.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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