Wilkin Pays Price

Kevin Wilkin has been sacked by Wrexham FC following their FA Trophy final defeat to North Ferriby United.

Happier times: Kevin Wilkin after his appointment at Wrexham

Happier times: Kevin Wilkin after his appointment at Wrexham

The 47-year-old had been in charge at Racecourse Ground for just over a year, but has not delivered the onfield success the club were hoping for.

They were among the favourites to fight for promotion to the Football League – I even picked them as my promotion winners – but currently languish in fifteenth place. The final straw came at Wembley Stadium in Non League’s showpiece tournament. Two goals up with fifteen minutes of the ninety left, Wrexham ended up losing on penalties after going 3-2 behind in extra time and only being reprieved in the last couple of minutes.

It’s never nice to see a manager lose their job, but I honestly don’t think there was any other option here. To be blunt, this season has been a failure, and I think it is safe to say that Wilkin probably would have gone long before now had he not still been in the Trophy. Yes, they have games in hand, but the playoffs are long gone, and an eighth season in the Conference Premier now beckons.

Former Nuneaton boss Wilkin won just over a third of his games in charge of Wrexham, and his assistant manager Gary Mills and coach Carl Darlington will take charge while a replacement is found.


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

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