All change at Garden Walk
Paul Attfield is the new Royston manager, following the resignation of Phil Snowden. The former Buntingford Town boss will take charge alongside his former assistant and ex-Crows player-manager Tony Galvin in what will be a new-look dugout for Saturday s
Paul Attfield is the new Royston manager, following the resignation of Phil Snowden.
The former Buntingford Town boss will take charge alongside his former assistant and ex-Crows player-manager Tony Galvin in what will be a new-look dugout for Saturday's FA Vase second round clash with Ipswich Wanderers.
Club President Alan Barlow said: "We're very pleased to have them on board, and hopefully we are now entering a period of stability. They both have a tremendous knowledge of the game and bring with them proven track records."
And Attfield is certainly relishing the challenge that lies ahead and believes he can lift the Crows from the foot of the Molten Spartan League Division One table.
He said: "I'm thoroughly looking forward to the challenge and I'm confident I can help in turning things around."
Attfield and Galvin are no strangers to the Garden Walk, with Attfield spending six years at the club as youth team and reserve team manager, while Galvin was Royston manager for two seasons in the mid-90s.
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"I'm pleased to be back and the hard work starts from now. I've always been part of successful teams, and hopefully that can continue at Royston," said Attfield.
However, despite the club's delight in bringing in the new management team, it is sure to have been a difficult week.
Off-field differences prompted Snowden to quit, and with him went club captain Stuart Snowden, assistant manager Rob Henry, and general secretary Elaine Phillips.
Graham Phillips, who has been chairman for eight years, also resigned from his position but may stay with the club in another capacity.
Phil Snowden said: "There's been a few things going on behind the scenes and for me it was the right time to go.
"It had been playing on my mind for a while and for a variety of reasons I had lost the buzz.
"It's a shame it hasn't worked out, and despite a few disappointments, I've enjoyed my time at the club.
"My only regret is not leading the players out on Saturday because it was a great achievement getting to the second round.
"It was a game I was looking forward to and it would have been nice to have taken them a bit further.
"But I wish them all the best."
Ipswich Wanderers, who reached the quarter-finals of the Vase last season, also have problems this year, and are bottom of the Ridgeons League premier division.
Saturday's match kicks off at 3pm, with extra time if necessary.