Weston Football Club to be without manager Marc McGregor for Hungerford Town match

PUBLISHED: 17:09 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:09 07 August 2017

Jake Reid scores against Poole Town.

Jake Reid scores against Poole Town.


Weston’s season has well and truly begun, with their second match in three days taking place at Hungerford Town tonight (Monday).

After a disappointing opening day 2-1 defeat to Poole Town, the Seagulls now travel to Bulpit Lane without their manager Marc McGregor.

The Weston boss is in Holland for the next 10 days on an advanced coaches plan with the Professional Football Association (PFA).

While he is there, he will be working with professional clubs including Excelsior, Rotterdam and Ajax.

Despite missing out on two games, McGregor has full support from Weston as the club believe it will benefit him as a coach in the long run.

Weston AFC v Poole Town.Weston AFC v Poole Town.

A statement from the board read: “This is a great opportunity for Marc, as well as for Weston, to see first hand teams which believe in playing great football, while developing players.

“This will slightly impact his duties over the 10 days however both Rob Boyd and Ian Harris are stepping in to take the reins in Marcs absence..

“The board were aware of this great opportunity when they appointed him and fully back him in his development which can only benefit the club in the longer term.”

Weston look likely to be without midfielder Jacob Cane, after the 23-year-old limped off during Saturday’s game.

The Crusaders ground out an impressive 0-0 draw at promotion-favourites Dartford on Saturday, so the Seagulls will have to be at their very best to beat them.

MORE: Meet Weston Football Club’s squad for the 2017/18 season.

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