Lancaster City fans want Hesketh return at Giant Axe

Tony Hesketh.
Tony Hesketh.

There is one man Lancaster City fans want to replace Darren Peacock at Giant Axe - Tony Hesketh.

Dolly Blues supporters think the popular former boss should replace Peacock after the ex-Blackburn and Newcastle defender and his assistant Trevor Sinclair left the club by mutual consent on Monday having exited the FA Cup at Droylsden on Saturday.

Darren Peacock.

Darren Peacock.

Hesketh, currently the manager of West Lancashire Premier Division side Fulwood Amateurs, has had two spells with City and last left in September 2012.

His name has immediately shot to the top of the list of potential candidates as Blues chiefs look to replace their departed high-profile duo.

The club hope to have a new manager in place within the next fortnight. 
Senior players Garry Hunter and Danny Carlton took the team for the 2-2 draw against Farlsey Celtic at Giant Axe on Tuesday night but vice-chairman Mark Knight admits it is a situation that can’t last.

Mr Knight said: “We’ve advertised for applications and we’ll see what comes in.

“With Garry Hunter and Danny Carlton we are in good hands and they will be looking after the dressing room.

“They obviously don’t want it long term because they’ve still got playing careers to think about.

“That situation will be fine for a couple of weeks but we don’t want to put a strain on the playing side.

“I’d hope in a week or two we’d have something sorted.”

The Dolly Blues next host Northwich Victoria on Saturday in the FA Trophy preliminary round.