Woodford will be an asset for Burnham Ramblers

First published in Local Sport

BURNHAM Ramblers boss Keith Wilson believes new coach Leon Woodford can become a major asset at Leslie Field.

The Ryman League division one north side have moved quickly to make the appointment, following Lee Elliston’s departure to become manager of Thurlow Nunn League strugglers Woodbridge Town.

Former Southend Manor manager Woodford comes highly recommended and Wilson believes his arrival could prove a “turning point”.

He said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Leon to Burnham.

“He’ll bring a wealth of different ideas to the club and I believe his appointment will enable us to progress both on and off the field.

“He’s got so much experience and lots of fresh ideas, which is exciting.

“People say how good he is and having him on board could prove a real turning point. I’m sure he’ll be a real asset.”

Woodford has been coaching professionally since 2005 and played a key role while working at likes of the Tony Cottee Academy, PSA Academy and The Score Academy.

He has also helped create and oversee youth systems at clubs including Chelmsford City, Halstead Town, Basildon United, Bowers and Pitsea and Southend Manor.

Meanwhile, Ramblers were left without a game again last weekend following the postponement of Sunday’s match at Erith and Belvedere.

The recent wet weather led to the game being called off on Saturday.

It was Burnham’s second postponement in a row, after their home derby against Maldon and Tiptree was called off on New Year’s Day.

It has now been rearranged for Tuesday, January 28 (kick-off 7.45pm

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