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Manager Dave Shaw commits future to Rocester

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: April 18, 2014

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DAVE Shaw – and the majority of his players – will remain at Hillsfield no matter what happens over the last three games.

Rocester are second bottom in the Midland Alliance and five points from safety ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Boldmere St Michaels, kick-off 3pm.

The Romans then travel to lowly Heath Hayes on Easter Monday, before concluding their campaign at Walsall Wood in eight days.

Shaw reckons the Romans may need to win all three.

“That’s not impossible,” he said. “That’s been shown with some of our results and some of the results in the division.

“That’s what we need. Nine points to stay up.

“We’re hoping to have Nick Ward, Micky Machin and Tyrone Wilson – three big players – coming back in.

“Boldmere will think ‘they’re second bottom, we will beat them’ – but maybe we can give Boldmere a surprise.”

The Romans boss will not depart if Rocester do lose their battle to stay in the Midland Alliance.

Shaw also says the likes of Dan Brown will remain at Hillsfield beyond the current campaign.

“It has been a massive learning curve for me,” said Shaw. “I knew it would be a hard task, and we’re now running out of time.

“Going forward I know what I need to do to make things better.

“Most, if not all the players, have said they’ll stay whether we stay up or go down.”

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