Biggleswade Town former boss Chris Nunn predicts ‘bright future’ at Langford Road

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:00 15 May 2018

Former Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn deep in thought during his final season at the Waders. Picture: DANNY LOO

Former Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn deep in thought during his final season at the Waders. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Biggleswade Town former boss Chris Nunn says ‘the ingredients are in place for a bright future at Langford Road.’

New Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson.New Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson.

When legendary boss Nunn announced his departure from the Waders after 12-years, during which he steered them from step five relegation favourites to step three stalwarts - smashing expectations and club records along the way - it marked the end of a wonderful era at Langford Road.

However, there was no time for the ‘Green Army’ to worry, as Nunn’s chosen successor, former assistant manager and captain, Lee Allinson, was appointed - prompting Nunn to predict a healthy future for the Waders.

Speaking to CometSport, Nunn said: “The chairman said to me it’s the end of an era but to me, the end of an era starts a new era.

“There’s no reason for them not to be positive. They’ve got the best chairman in non-league football and a good young manager with good links who’s hungry to do well.

“They’re going to get a full time academy, which Lee will play a big role in, so anyone from the academy that can play at the standard - and there’ll be a few - Lee will be with them straight away.

“The ingredients are in place to do well. I think there’s a chance they can really kick on, it’s a bright future for the club.”

Nunn emphasised the importance of the club’s new Pro Direct Academy, which Allinson will run alongside his Lee Allinson Football Academy, which has seen players progress to Arsenal and Stevenage’s academies.

Nunn added: “I’ve spoken to Lee five or six times a day since I left, he’s got the enthusiasm the job needs at the moment.

“I’m a firm believer in giving the young players a chance and I know he is, so I’m absolutely positive that’ll continue.”

Part of Nunn’s legacy was succeeding in ‘getting players to buy into everything the club’s about,’ something which kept former players like Allinson and the men he’s appointed to his management team close to Langford Road.

One of which is Brett Donnelly, who became a fan favourite over his five years at Langford Road, and credited Nunn with re-igniting his love for football.

Donnelly will act as assistant to Allinson, with another legendary Wader, Ian Brown, also returning as goalkeeping coach, as exciting times look to be ahead of the Waders.

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