WOKINGHAM and Emmbrook FC joint managers Dan Bateman and Matt Eggleston are looking to hold talks over their own and the club’s future, writes Dave Wright.

The Sumas have been relegated after just one season in the Hellenic League’s Premier Division and will be back playing Division One East football again next season at Lowther Road.

Speaking to the News after his side’s 2-1 defeat at Bracknell Town last Thursday, Eggleston said: “Myself and Dan are trying to get a meeting with the committee.

“We need to sit down with them and have a chat to see where we want to go, where they want to go.

“There will be a choice to make.

“Speaking to the players, it appears they are all prepared to stay, but then you don’t know.

“In pre-season, clubs will come sniffing and clubs have money behind them.
“We are one of the few sides in this league who are not paying money.”

He added: “We are relegated, but we will rebuild. This is still a brilliant club.

“But we just haven’t done everything we should have done this year.

“We can’t blame injuries, we can’t blame the match officials.

“We’ve got to be honest and admit we just weren’t good enough this season; after all we have only won three games.

“But we still can’t fault any of the players for effort.

“We should easily be good enough for Division One East as we have proved in the last two years.

“Against Bracknell, like in every game, we put 14 players out on the pitch and they gave me everything.”

Eggleston, who was back on club duty after flying in from New York earlier in the day, felt his side were unlucky not to have forced a draw with Bracknell.

“We put out a mixture of first team and reserves, and not one of them let us down,” he continued.

“We had our chances in the first half. They had chances as well, and I thought a draw would have been a fair result.

“We’re back here next Thursday and we will go again.

“We have done well in cups and we will be looking for another good result.”