Bloaters boss issues apology

Beleaguered Yarmouth Town manager Mike Derbyshire has apologised for not doing a better job in a week which saw his woes deepen as three more players indicated they were leaving, including the team captain.

Responding to a wave of cyber attacks on the club’s website he said: “I am truly and genuinely sorry that I have not done a better job for GYTFC as manager! Plain and simple!

“And that apology goes out to everyone involved at the club and anyone who has its interests at heart.”

Derbyshire resigned after the 6-1 defeat at Newmarket but was persuaded to stay on after a club committee majority backed him with chairman Colin Jones admitting the club hadn’t given him sufficient resources to compete in the Ridgeons League Premier Division.

However Saturday’s 4-0 defeat by a Kirkley and Pakefield team managed by former Bloaters’ boss Paul Tong turned up the heat further on Derbyshire, who only has a win and a draw to show for his efforts since joining the club from Gorleston in September.

He indicated he was planning to attend a club supporters’ evening last night to “let them tell me what they truly feel.”

Yarmouth will travel to a powerful Wisbech outfit tomorrow without captain Adam Mills, who has returned to Gorleston. “We have also lost Dan Baldock, who has simply become exasperated with the whole situation at the club. And we will lose Jamie Greygoose (goalkeeper) after Saturday as he too has become exasperated with the situation,” said Derbyshire.