Lancaster City won’t rush to appoint new boss

Andy Mutch.
Andy Mutch.

Lancaster City won’t be rushed into appointing a new manager according to director of football Mick Hoyle.

Former Morecambe assistant boss Andy Mutch has been a guest at the last two Giant Axe home games but Hoyle says there is not yet an offer on the table for the former Wolves striker who left Northwich Victoria back in November.

Hoyle said: “He was at Saturday’s game but needs a knee operation and is seeing a specialist this week.

“There’s no offer on the table yet so it’s a case of watching this space.

“We don’t want to rush into anything because we want somebody who is going to give us a bit of stability in the long-term and help us progress.”

Mutch witnessed a frantic final five minutes on Saturday as the Dolly Blues shipped three late goals to lose 3-2 to Ossett Town.

Hoyle said: “In hindsight maybe I shouldn’t have made the three subs.

“That’s nothing against the three guys who came on but you look at things and maybe I should have done it differently.

“It was a freak but it’s not the end of the world. The reality is though Ossett were the better side and we were fortunate to go in at half-time 2-0 up.

“If they’d scored three goals earlier in the second half it would have been fair enough. The way it happened was just freakish.”

This Saturday, City make the trip to Wakefield in the Evo-Stik First Division North.