Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sick boss takes to radio waves

 Source: Bury Times

 KARL Marginson is set to miss FC United’s first six games as he recovers from a kidney infection.

The Rebels manager has targeted a September return after being admitted to hospital last week complaining of severe abdominal pains.

Marginson missed his new-look team’s superb 2-0 win at Stafford Rangers on the opening day of the Evo-Stick Premier Division season on Saturday.

But the 40-year-old boss, who was also absent from last night’s match against North Ferriby United as he recovers in hospital, masterminded the weekend victory against Stafford from his sick-bed.

He gave instructions to his assistant Roy Soule by mobile phone as he followed the match via the club’s website.

And he was given the perfect get well soon gift as the Gigg Lane tenants took three points with goals from Matthew Wolfenden, in the opening minute, and Dean Stott.

FC take on Chasetown on Saturday at Gigg Lane before travelling to a Chester side on Wednesday, who will include former Reds favourite Jerome Wright.

3:10pm Thursday 18th August 2011
By Liam Chronnell