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No rest at Lowestoft Town FC

PUBLISHED: 12:55 28 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 06 July 2010

Mark Boggis

IT may be the end of the football season, but the management team at Lowestoft Town FC are already plotting their next moves.

For it is continuing to be a very "busy" time for Micky Chapman, Ady Gallagher and Craig Fleming - as they look at "strengthening" their squad in preparation for the rigours of another new league campaign.

IT may be the end of the football season, but the management team at Lowestoft Town FC are already plotting their next moves.

For it is continuing to be a very “busy” time for Micky Chapman, Ady Gallagher and Craig Fleming - as they look at “strengthening” their squad in preparation for the rigours of another new league campaign.

And despite a break now until their scheduled first pre-season friendly game at Crown Meadow on July 17 against Cambridge United, The Blues are already looking ahead to the new season in the Ryman League Premier Division after provisionally being placed in the top flight following their Division One North championship success.

Lowestoft now look set to face the likes of Kingstonian, Sutton United and Maidstone United after their second successive promotion - and joint Blues boss Ady Gallagher admitted this week that it had been a whirlwind couple of weeks.

“It has already been quite a busy time for us,” Gallagher said. “No sooner had we secured longer contracts for several players in the squad than we had received the news we'd been promoted into the Ryman Premier Division.

“And it doesn't stop here, as we are already focusing on the new challenges ahead while also looking at strengthening the squad at the same time,” he added.

Off the field this week, reserve team manager Kevin Gook decided to step down from his role after five successful, trophy-laden years.

“Kevin thanked the management team for the opportunity to work within such a progressive club but felt that he had taken the reserves as far as he could,” a club spokesman said.

Gallagher confirmed that The Blues had “reluctantly” agreed to Gook's resignation request.

“Kevin has been with us for five years and he has played a major part in the development of the young players at the club and he's been very successful. The management team would like to express their thanks to Kevin for his dedication and commitment to the club in a role that is extremely demanding - but one in which he had led the reserves to back-to-back championship and cup wins in the Ridgeons Reserve League during the past two seasons.”

Lowestoft are now “considering their options” with regards to a replacement, and a club spokesman added: “We would like to wish Kevin and his family all the best for the future and hope that he will continue to be a regular visitor to the Crown Meadow.”

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