Things looking up for City bosses Deanus and Newing in 2009

PUBLISHED: 07:17 01 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

Joint City manager Del Deanus

Joint City manager Del Deanus

JOINT WGC manager Del Deanus believes 2009 could well be an exciting time for all those involved with the Herns Lane club. Whilst not expecting to gain promotion in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division this season, the former Leyton number one beli

Joint manager Steve Newing

JOINT WGC manager Del Deanus believes 2009 could well be an exciting time for all those involved with the Herns Lane club.

Whilst not expecting to gain promotion in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division this season, the former Leyton number one believes the foundations can be set out for a title tilt in 2009/10.

"We won't be going up this season, and we definitely won't be going down, so it's a good chance to prepare for next season," said the 34-year-old boss.

"No-one is going to fancy playing us however, and we will have a say where the title is going to go and I think we will mess a few teams up along the way.

Steve Newing

"Wherever we go and whoever we play, we will give anyone a good game. If we put out what we would call a strong 11 we don't fear anyone."

That was evident last Saturday when City beat second-placed Langford 3-1.

Deanus and Newing were appointed into the Citizens' hotseat in early November following Paul Tomkins' sudden exit.

Since taking charge, they have transformed the playing squad, with it now being of Ryman League standard.

They have also breathed new life and an air of confidence and optimism into the Herns Lane club.

Although City occupy a lowly 16th in the division, they should climb the table this month after a series of matches against sides in the bottom half.

Deanus added: "Come January we will be even stronger and have some good players set to join the club.

"2009 will be a big year for us and if the club sorts itself out, then there's no reason why we can't have success on and off the field.

"We are looking at having a good run in the FA Vase next season as well as challenging for promotion.

"The boys here are all winners and want the club to head in the right direction.

"Myself and Steve (Newing) want to be able to put out a team that people can be proud of and we want to make this a proper football club."

It seems the future is certainly a lot brighter now the dynamic duo have taken on the challenge at Herns Lane.

With that bit of stability, added to support shown at boardroom level, 2009 could be a very good year indeed for WGC!

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