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Pitt set for one of his biggest challenges
STEVE Pitt is preparing for one of his biggest challenges in non-league football.
The experienced former FC Clacton manager has taken the reins at Leiston.
He replaces Danny Laws, who left the Ryman League premier division strugglers early last week, and his appointment was made public after Saturday’s 3-0 FA Trophy defeat at Wealdstone.
Pitt, who was in charge at the Rush Green Bowl during the 2010/11 season before leaving to take over at Stanway Rovers, will take charge for the first time in this weekend’s trip to East Thurrock.
And while excited about the challenge ahead, he admits he has a major job on his hands.
The Suffolk side are fourth from bottom with just three wins from 13 games.
“It’s a huge task – one of my biggest in football,” said Pitt, who just missed out on the job eight months ago when Leiston appointed Laws.
“Clearly the club has problems that need addressing as quickly as possible.
“We’re conceding goals and not scoring enough, which is obviously a bad combination, and the club have only won once in 12 games.
“We need to galvanise, but I’m keyed up for it and looking forward to getting started."
Pitt’s assistant at Leiston will be former Clacton number two Steve Ball, who was number two at Victory Road from 2010 to 2012.
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