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New Barkingside assistant Tebbutt excited by the challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 December 2018

Action from Barkingside's derby clash with Ilford (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from Barkingside's derby clash with Ilford (pic Tim Edwards)

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New Barkingside assistant manager Jack Tebbutt is excited about the challenge of trying to lift the club from the foot of the Essex Senior League.

Tebbutt has joined the club from Bostik South Central outfit Waltham Abbey and is determined to help manager Alex Goldstone turn their fortunes around.

Side currently sit bottom of the table with just five points to their name and no wins in 20 league fixtures.

“It’s always exciting, I’ve been in similar situations before when I first went into Enfield and Southend Manor, both were not in a good place in the league and we had to work hard to turn the situation around,” he said.

“When I spoke to Alex we both agreed what we need to do to the turn the situation around and we both agreed on the type of players we want.

“It’s going to be difficult but if I didn’t think I could make an impact I wouldn’t have accepted the job.”

The former Southend Manor manager says he will not be looking at the table until they start moving the club in the right direction.

“I can’t impact anything that has gone on before at the club,” Tebbutt added.

“I can’t stress or look at stats because that’s not going to change the fact we are bottom of the league and the fact is if we don’t start picking points up the league table won’t change, so until that happens there is no point looking at the table again.

“We will take each game as it comes but we will work every hour available to make sure we change the situation.

“The first target has to be getting that first win then that will naturally change the mood around the place.”

Tebbutt also revealed that he opted to join the club with the influence of former colleagues Stuart Marshall and George Christou.

“I left Waltham Abbey quite quickly and it was never in the plans to leave, so when I did I knew I wanted to get back in,” he said.

“Stuart Marshall, who I’ve worked with for the last few years, mentioned the opportunity and on the same day George Christou – who knows Alex well – mentioned it to me, so two people who I respect spoke highly of Alex.

“I spoke to Alex and it just felt like the right opportunity to get straight back into.”

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