Temporary Port Talbot Town manager Morrys Scott says he won’t be taking the job on a permanent basis.
Scott has been working alongside summer recruit Cortez Belle and Les Redwood after the departure of manager Paul Evans who stood down from earlier this month.
Evans’ last act as manager was masterminding a 5-1 away victory over Division One struggler’s Ton Pentre. Since then, the pair has drawn with title contenders Haverfordwest County and drawn with Goytre United.
Scott has cited work commitments as a reason why he won’t be applying for the job but has expressed his happiness in the role.
“At this moment in time, I’m just keeping the seat warm as I’ve got a lot of work commitments over the next two months so it would be unfair on the players and club.
I could miss up to five and six games, I know the club will get the right person to take over but there’s no rush because we are enjoying it.”
Before Scott departs for work commitments, he is tasked with his second derby in the space of the week as the Steelmen take on Afan Lido at the Marston Stadium.
Having previously played and coached at Lido, Scott is experienced in what tomorrow’s opponents can muster up against his Blues side.
“I’m really looking forward to the match myself, Mark Jones is a quality player and like Luke, he is on fire. My game plan is to hope Luke scores more than Mark on the day and we win.
It’s going to be a very hard game like the home fixture was this season, Liam McCreesh is doing a good job across the road and I’m sure he will have his side raring to go but it’s important that we play the game and not the occasion.”
It’s the battle between Division One’s two top goal scorers, with Luke Jones of Port Talbot Town and Mark Jones of Afan Lido both on eighteen.
But despite Bowen’s free-goalscoring form this season, Scott has praised his other attacking options, with full confidence in what they’ve learnt in training.
“Luke is a fantastic talent and it’s nice to see him scoring more consistently this season, his work rate both on and off the ball sets the example to others on the pitch.
As a captain he’s been outstanding I’ve got no doubt that comes Saturday, he will be raring to go along with my other forwards Cortez Rawlings and Jonny Hood.”
As previously mentioned, the reason Scott is in the role of caretaker is due to the resignation of Paul Evans. Evans played and previously managed tomorrow’s rivals, but Scott is full of credit for the departing manager.
“Paul is a very good manager, he’s one of the best managers that I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
He’s done a fantastic job of rebuilding over the last 18 months and the current squad shows how far the club as come.
When he took over there was only one player signed, no balls bibs, no coaches, no players and now 18 months later we have 18 -22 players training twice week which is helpings get results and performances on the pitch.”
(Featured Image: Lewis Mitchell)