Town chairman dismisses Prutton rumours

PUBLISHED: 13:33 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 26 October 2009

Andy Prutton

Andy Prutton

HATFIELD Town chairman Ted Collie has dismissed rumours that assistant manager Andy Prutton is set to leave the club. On the WHT s Hatfield Town FC fans forum, one member posted a message saying that Prutton had been having meetings about the manager s

Hatfield Town chairman Ted Collie

HATFIELD Town chairman Ted Collie has dismissed rumours that assistant manager Andy Prutton is set to leave the club.

On the WHT's Hatfield Town FC fans' forum, one member posted a message saying that Prutton had been having meetings "about the manager's post" at nearby Knebworth.

Another posting stated that it will be either "Knebworth, Cheshunt Reserves or Wormley" that the former Hertford Town boss will head to.

Chairman Collie was quick to dismiss any thought of Prutton leaving the successful club, last season's Herts Senior County League champions.

Collie said: "It's absolute rubbish in all honesty. There is no truth in it whatsoever.

"In fact, I would bet that they only time Andy has been to Knebworth is as part of the match day team for Hatfield!

"I think it's all a bit of a wind up, and when I spoke to Andy he said he had heard nothing about it at all."

Prutton was part of the successful management team, along with boss Trevor Lloyd that secured Hatfield Town promotion from the Herts Senior County League Premier Division into the Molten Spartan South Midlands League as champions.

Collie is adamant that Prutton's focus has already turned to the coming season.

"The last I heard from Andy, he was saying how much he is looking forward to next season, and was already planning for the start in the new league," added the Hatfield chairman.

"So I think the rumours are totally false, and Andy is perfectly settled at Hatfield."

* Go to the Hatfield Town forum to see how the rumours started.


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