It's been a busy start to Gary Hayward's reign in the Buxton hot-seat. He has announced that his assistant will be former Stocksbridge Park Steels forward Mark Ward who follows Gary from Hednesford Town. On the player front there have been a number of 7-day approaches gone out and two players have been added to the squad. Former west Bromwich Albion defender Callam Mendez-Jones has joined from Redditch United and attacking midfielder Tom Elliott has followed the manager from Hednesford. With loanees Mark Howarth and Yianni Nicolaou now returning to their parent club Salford City and three players now on the log-term injury list Hayward is hoping to add to the squad in the coming days.
Following Saturday's 1-1 draw against Lancaster City, the Bucks continue their Integro League Cup campaign this Tuesday night with away game at Mickleover Sports at 7-45.
Gary Hayward's highly eventful debut as Buxton's manager proved equally promising for the club's quest to climb away from the foot of the table. Buxton more than matched their 2nd-placed rivals and arguably should have won as a couple of good chances, one in each half, were denied by fine defending. Despite the early loss to injury of Callam Mendes-Jones (the curse on Buxton debutants striking yet again),the home defence was sound indeed and 'the 'Bucks', after an even first half, had the better of the 2nd,playing into a strong wind as they attacked the Railway End....Full Report HERE