Eames keen to stay at Roffey

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ROFFEY manager Terry Eames has committed his future to the club irrespective of whether they are relegated from the Sussex County League at the end of this season.

Eames’ men are rock bottom of Division 3, and need a remarkable turnaround in their final two games of the season to overhaul second bottom Haywards Heath Town. Roffey may not be relegated even if they do finish bottom however, as promotion and ground grading issues in the West Sussex and Mid-Sussex leagues could offer a reprieve.

And after Saturday’s 4-1 loss at promotion chasing Saltdean, Eames, Roffey’s third manager this season, stressed he was in it for the long haul at Bartholemow Way.

“It is a fantastic club,” Eames said. “Everyone there works so hard and the club has everything going for it. It’s just a shame that they might go down.

“If we do stay up, I would hope that next year we will do a lot better.

“We lost eight good players from the team which came up last season and it was always going to be hard. I will still be there next year, I would like to see Roffey progress, they have done so much for the club. They have the ground right and everything around that, we just have to get the playing side right.”