Grantham Town joint boss Hallcro joins Albans at Belper

Wayne Hallcro
Wayne Hallcro

Grantham Town joint manager Wayne Hallcro has left the club and rejoined his former Gingerbreads’ managerial partner Jimmy Albans who left in November.

Former Grantham player Hallcro came back to The Meres with Albans last Christmas, following the sacking of co-bosses Gary Sucharewycz and Ian Robinson. Hallcro and Albans had only left the club just over a year prior to that when they objected to a budget cut.

Hallcro’s latest resignation comes after bottom-of-the-table Belper boss Albans signed Gingerbreads goalkeeper Dan Haystead and striker Paul Grimes last week.

Other former Gingerbreads that Belper have acquired are Paul Lister, Phil Watt, Michael Towey and Jamie McGhee – but maybe they just do not gel anymore as the Nailers are currently still firmly nailed to the foot of the NPL Premier Division.

In a written resignation to the club, Hallcro stated: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have had to make one of the toughest decisions of my managerial career so far.

“It’s with great regret I must inform you of my resignation as joint first team manager with immediate effect. I can assure you all it’s not a decision I have taken lightly as the club has always been a big part of my life.

“I can’t thank you enough for your support over the last 7-10 weeks and for trusting me to carry the team through a difficult period. Hopefully, you can push on from here to ensure a very positive end to a turbulent season.

“I wish you all the best for the rest of this season and next. I would like to put on record my thanks to you all in getting the club back on track, and with that hopefully securing another season in the Premier League.

“Please believe me when I say “thank you” and hope that I’m not criticised too much for leaving, but feel it’s the right thing for me.”

Grantham Town chief executive officer Keith Horton released a brief statement from the club, stating that they were disappointed and saddended by Hallcro’s departure

Mr Horton said: “The club wish him well for the future and we will release an official statement regarding Wayne’s replacement later this week.”