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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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Hinckley boss hoping win against Workington will help keep him in job

Former Carlisle United striker Carl Heggs hopes to do enough to persuade the Hinckley United board he is the man to lead them into next season – starting with a win over Workington Reds.

The 42-year-old, who famously scored a dramatic equaliser against Lincoln as the Blues avoided relegation in 2001, wants to stay in the Knitters’ hotseat, even when their relegation is confirmed.

Hinckley are rooted to the foot of the Blue Square Bet North, with the crisis club stranded with two points from 28 games.

Off-field issues have seen United docked three points, but Heggs is confident he is the man to lead the club after taking over from Dean Thomas in October.

He said: “The board are trying to secure me until the end of next season and there are things that need to be put into place if I’m going to secure myself to the club for 18 months.

“The board are trying everything to have a sustainable budget for next season and if I can sign that would give the players the belief that the club is moving in the right direction and the faith to stay here.

“I’m picking up the phone to sign players and they are having to buy into me, not just the club. So if I can sign, it will help the players to know whether they are coming or going. It is stability that this club needs.”

Hinckley have conceded 95 times already this season, with Altrincham hitting eight past the hapless club.

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