New boss Frost excited to get started at Holbeach United and put his stamp on the team

Gary Frost admits that he’s “buzzing” to be the new manager of Holbeach United and is already working on improving their flagging fortunes.

The former Boston Town boss was announced as Phil Barnes’ replacement at Carter’s Park on Thursday night and can’t wait to get started in his first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North job since leaving the DWB Stadium in January 2018

Frost’s immediate aim is to get the Tigers out of the relegation zone and push them up the table, admitting that it’s “sad to see the club this low in the table” after many seasons competing at the other end.

He also recognises that “the table doesn’t lie” (Holbeach are winless and second from bottom) and that there is a lack of senior UCL players and goals in the team, so will aim to address both at the earliest opportunity.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to be Holbeach manager,” said Frost, who has applied for the job in the past. “I’ve had to be patient, but I’m pleased to be here.

“It’s been a few years since I left Boston and I’ve helped out with a few clubs at lower levels since.

“But you can’t compare that to UCL management. Once you’ve been at this level, it’s where you want to be.

“Obviously, Holbeach have had a tough start to the season.

“But this can happen in football. If you look at Holbeach, they’ve had a really good group of players together for a long time and they’ve always been at the top end.

“Once a few of those players step away, you often see a domino effect with the others.

“To be honest, it’s sad to see a great club like Holbeach struggling at the bottom end of the table.

“My job is to begin the rebuild and get the club back up the table and away from the bottom.

“We may be in a tough spot, but a few wins will change that. It’s not an impossible situation by any means.

“I think it’s clear what we need; seasoned UCL players and more goals in the team. The forward line certainly needs looking at as well as perhaps the way we play.

“There are some great young players coming through here, but they need support from senior players. Initially I’m looking at getting three or four in as soon as possible.

“If we can aim to finish as high as possible and stay in the division, we can look to add more over the summer and keep improving.

“For now, the table doesn’t lie. We are where we deserve to be and need to improve.”

Outgoing boss Barnes and fellow club legend Dean Elston will take charge of Holbeach’s home league game with Melton Town on Saturday (3pm), before Frost takes over on Monday.

His first game as boss will be at lower-graded Blackstones in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy on Wednesday, October 27 (7.45pm).

Frost is pleased that he has time to get to know his squad before the match and is hopeful he’ll have new faces onboard for the trip to Stamford.

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