Croydon turn to Liam and Trevor Giles to pull off the great escape

Wednesday 27th February 2019

CROYDON have appointed a father and son management team to help them pull off the great escape.

The Trams are rooted to the foot of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, having won only two of their 26 league games of the season.

Craig Davies, Chris Brown and John Cumberbatch have all been in the hotseat at the Croydon Sports Arena this season but have failed to halt the slide and the club are in grave danger of suffering relegation to the First Division and have only 12 games to pull off the great escape.

The club have appointed Liam and Trevor Giles and the pair take charge for the first time when they travel to fourth-from-bottom side Punjab United on Saturday (15:00).

Jugit Sian’s side have collected 20 points from their 28 league outings but the relegation dog-fight is between Hollands & Blair (13 points) and Rusthall (13) unless the Trams can pull themselves out of the mire to claw themselves out of the bottom two relegation spaces.

Since beating Glebe 2-1 at home on 5 January, Croydon have suffered six straight defeats.

“Following a conversation with John Cumberbatch yesterday, it has been decided to have a change of management for the first team,” said a club statement.

“John came in at a very difficult time and has done a good job in challenging circumstances with his usual integrity and honesty.

“We are delighted that John will continue to support us going forward in an official capacity on football related matters.

“A new management team of Liam and Trevor Giles will be in place for Saturday’s game and we wish them all the best for the rest of the season.”