Kettering Town boss Ashley Westwood to stay in role

Ashley Westwood

Kettering Town caretaker boss Ashley Westwood understands the job is his until at least the end of the season.

The 35-year-old took charge after Mark Cooper stepped back from running the side in January.

Westwood told BBC Northampton: "George Rolls has said he's looking at me to take it to the end of the season.

"I've been chucked in the deep end and hopefully picked the club up a little bit from where it was before I came in. It's basically mine to lose."

The Kettering Town Supporters' Trust has stated that Rolls has taken over control of the club from Imraan Ladak, although an official takeover cannot take place until after the winding up petition hearing in April.

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Job is mine to lose says Westwood

"If he was to advertise it [at the end of the season] then obviously what I've done before could either go in my favour or go against me," said Westwood.

Meanwhile, the former Poppies and Northampton Town defender says he has not made a decision as yet on whether or not to register himself to play for the Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers.

"We had a few [trialists] in on Tuesday for a practice match, and we've invited a few back for training. We'll look at them again and see how they are.

"Registering myself is a possibility. If we had a squad of 20 or 22, and we could register people, I probably would be registered. But we'll see what we've got towards the weekend.

"I've tried to do as much [training] as I can. It's tough because you've got to take the sessions, then do your stuff afterwards in the offices, and then try to go to the gym and a couple of runs.

"I'm getting there but I still need to do more work to be able to play a full game."

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