Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson aiming for promotion at 'refreshed' Langford Road
PUBLISHED: 18:38 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:27 21 May 2018
Biggleswade Town’s new boss Lee Allinson is aiming at promotion in his first season at a ‘refreshed’ Langford Road.
Former St Albans City assistant manager Allinson was Chris Nunn’s recommended replacement in the dugout when the club legend announced his departure at the end of the season.
Chairman Maurice Dorrington has seen his appointment excite the ‘Green Army’ with a flurry of new signings, and Allinson is aiming for promotion from the Southern Central Premier League.
Speaking to CometSport, Allinson said: “I’m really ambitious, I want to aim as high as I can. It’s exciting.
“I believe the facilities are step two standard, and I want to push the club in that direction.
“It’s going to be refreshed and I want people who want to come into the club and win, not take it for granted and just turn up anymore.
“We’re starting with a whole new team so it won’t be easy but for me there’s no reason why we can’t look to push on and get in the play-offs or with some luck win the league.”
Allinson added there are more signings to come but the academy football guru, who also managed the Waders’ U-18 side last season, is as dedicated as ever to giving opportunities to young talent.
Allinson said: “We’ve got a few mores signings to come, I spoke with a player on Sunday who would bring some massive quality to the side, I’m meeting five players on Monday to try and get them over the line.
“Chris was a fantastic believer it doesn’t matter how old you are if you can play. He brought a lot of my U-18 boys through and I’ll look to carry a few of them into my squad next season and give them opportunities.
“We’ve got a fantastic U-18 side so it’s difficult to pick from so many good players but the idea is we send them out on-loan and keep tabs on them, so when they’re ready or we’ve got some injuries we’ll them in the first team.”
Allinson played under Nunn for three seasons and acted as his number two in the Waders dugout until leaving to fill the same role for his dad, Ian, at St Albans but says he always wanted to return.
He added: “The club is very close to my heart and hopefully we can push them back on, it’ll be hard, they’re big shoes to fill after Chris.”