JAKE DAY: Curtis exit a shock, but Brett keen to get stuck in

Jake Day's weekly column
Jake Day's weekly column

I have to admit I was very surprised when Curtis Woodhouse stepped down as Bridlington Town boss on Sunday.

When he left the dressing room after the Athersley game on Saturday everything seemed fine, he had done his usual post-match talk and said ‘see you on Tuesday lads’.

In Curtis’ time at the club we finished third in the league and won one final and runner-up in another in the first season and then last season we did not do so well in the league but were runners-up in the East Riding Cup and lost in the semis in the League Cup.

Brett Agnew has rung me a few times since taking on the caretaker boss role at Brid and he has already told me a lot about his plans for the club while he is in charge.

He is very keen to get the local lads interested in playing for Town again, and a couple of locals are coming along to training this week so we will see how they do.

The likes of myself, Archie Brown and James Faulkner are already in the set-up, but it can only be a positive thing if more Bridlington lads are involved with Town.

Brett is eager for the three senior teams at Queensgate to work together, the first-team, Reserves and the County League side.

As a striker it is great that a fellow forward has come in as boss, I have learnt a lot off Brett while playing alongside him in the past for Town so I reckon I will gain even more insight from him now.

He has told me he will be especially hard on me with me being a striker, but also that he wants me to reach my full potential, which is also good for a players’ confidence to know that your manager can see you getting better and better.

Between them, Brett, Anthony Bowsley and Gavin Kelly work well on the training field, and at least with them having run training most of this season already they will know what areas need work on, they are not coming in cold as a new boss would be.

Consett looks like a tough game for us on Saturday in the FA Vase, they have already beaten North Shields three times this season and have won all their games.

But hopefully we will get a good crowd down Saturday to help cheer us on to a winning start for Brett.