Caretaker boss Bullock’s plea to Blues fans

Lee Bullock in action for Whitby Town
Lee Bullock in action for Whitby Town

Whitby Town caretaker manager Lee Bullock has told fans not to expect “humongous” changes at this stage of the season, but has urged them to get behind the side on Saturday.

Bullock, appointed to the role on Tuesday following Darren Williams’ sacking, also admitted that he is looking to bring in an assistant ahead Saturday’s visit of Mickleover.

“I am looking to bring someone in as I may need a voice in the dugout,” he said.

“I have spoken to a number of people about coming in and helping out, some of whom have recently been at Championship level.

“It’s tough though, as many of them are doing their bread and butter work on a Saturday, such as after-dinner speaking, but I’m working on it.

“We’re not going to make humongous changes, we’ll just make a few small ones going into Saturday and go from there.

“We really need to cut out the individual mistakes. It’s been a theme this season and it has cost us. That’s what we need to work on.”

Bullock took training for the first time on Wednesday and has stated that the squad he has inherited is good enough to get the club out of the drop zone, despite being eight points adrift in 22nd.

“We have a lot of good players in the squad. The fans need to get behind them and they will come good.

“A lot of players here have come from academies such as Middlesbrough’s and they’re still learning the game; it’s a big jump for them.”

The centre-half is still considering his future career and is still unsure on whether he wants to go into management, although he acknowledged that taking the job would be a good starting point.

“It’s a great starting point [for a manager], but I need to get Saturday out of the way and see how it goes first. If we win I might be the greatest manager ever, though we need to see what applicants come in.

“I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that the playing side is coming to an end, but whether I want to be a manager or a coach is something I’m unsure on.”