I noticed that Grant Basey has been appointed as Cray Wanderers interim manager.
It wasn’t posted, or at least I never saw it that Basey had left The Valley where he was first team development coach under Nigel Adkins and Lee Bowyer.
There were some stories circulating that the former kit-man had become quite destructive and some of his actions detrimental and Johnnie Jackson wanted to remove him from his team hence the recent temporary promotions of Anthony Hayes and Dan Senda from the U23’s to help with first team coaching.
Lee Bowyer was close with Basey and it was under him that the former left back who played for us 46 times played a larger role, but it was also quite telling that Basey did not get the opportunity to follow Bowyer to Birmingham City.
Basey got off to a winning start yesterday in his first game in temporary charge of Cray, who had a much needed win against East Thurrock United. Former Addicks Chris Dickson and Kyel Reid both play for the Eltham based Isthmian Premier League club.