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Hopkins In The Hotseat.

Luke Hopkins has taken over the hot seat at Sphinx Drive. After a indifferent start to the season which saw Carl Nolan take over the reins from Danny McSheffrey but resigned after 9 games in charge. His Asst Andy Taylor took charge for the next 2 games before Luke Hopkins was installed as 1st team Manager

Coventry Sphinx Football Club would like to thank Carl and Andy for all their hard work and commitment to Coventry Sphinx FC since their arrival and we wish them both all the very best in the future.

Luke Hopkins said "Its a tough job but one that I am relishing. After losing 14 1st team players from last season it was always going to be a tough job whoever came in. Its now up to me and my Management team to prepare the squad for this Saturdays game against Heather. We have lost a further 7 players from this seasons newly assembled squad but I have got Kieran Johal, Christian Jordan and Jordan Guest from the Youth team on 1st team forms. I have managed to persuade old warhorse Terry Ward and the influential playmaker Rob Stevenson back into the fold. Goalkeeper Lee Wilson has signed initially as cover. I have 4 others we are running the rule over with a view to signing before the game on Saturday. I might have to dip into the loan market to get a bit of experience in before the squad settles down. We have a busy month ahead of us but we must get back to winning ways. At the moment we are only 4pts behind my mid table target for the season which I think we are more than capable of achieving.

On the management front I have brought in Lynton Wilkinson as my Asst he has seen the highs and lows at the club and he was Asst to Paul Charnley and Danny McSheffrey so his experience will be invaluable. Jimmy Holmes will be 1st team coach, Jimmy is a UEFA 'B' qualified coach and is currently taking his 'A' coaching badge. Lee-Jon Rhodes will asst Jimmy in a coaching role. All my Management team have been involved at the Sphinx before whether that be as a player, manager or in a committee role. I feel if we can all pull together in the same direction then we will be in for a good season from which we can build on."