'We wish everyone all the best and hope the progression continues'

PUBLISHED: 16:19 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:19 30 November 2015

Former joint-managers of St Albans City, Graham Golds and Jimmy Gray. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

Former joint-managers of St Albans City, Graham Golds and Jimmy Gray. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

Robert Walkley

Former St Albans City joint-managers Jimmy Gray and Graham Golds have expressed their thanks to the staff and supporters - and belive the club can still turn its fortunes around.

Jimmy Gray and Graham Golds after a game with Hemel Hempstead last season. Picture: BOB WALKLEYJimmy Gray and Graham Golds after a game with Hemel Hempstead last season. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

The pair resigned after the 4-0 FA Trophy defeat on Saturday at Lowestoft Town and with the club lying one off the bottom of the Vanarama National League South table.

In a statement, released by Gray, they said: “A few thank yous.

“Firstly we would like to thank the club for originally setting us on our managerial journey.

“We were untried but they showed enough faith in us to take the reigns and we feel that it was a decision that worked.

Jimmy Gray and Graham Golds in happier times. Picture: BOB WALKLEYJimmy Gray and Graham Golds in happier times. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

“[There were} plenty of ups and downs but we gave it our all and brought plenty of success.

“To the chairman, who has also given his heart and soul to the task in hand. He has supported us right to the end and we are very grateful for his unwavered support.

“To Steve and Tom, who also worked their socks off along side us, trying week-in, week-out to make the club a more professional place.

“To the volunteers and everyone associated on a daily basis with the club; you have been fantastic, you know who you are.

Graham Golds and Jimmy Gray at the start of their reign. Picture: DANNY LOOGraham Golds and Jimmy Gray at the start of their reign. Picture: DANNY LOO

“To Knocky and Clive who gave up hours of time to help out on a weekly basis, special mention must go to you.

“The SBYS gang, your contributions and time spent are what non-league football is really all about so thank you.

“To all the fans, some great, some not-so great. We have loved and respected each and every one of you.

“Keep getting behind the lads, they work so hard. Results haven’t gone great this season, we were not blind to that but this group have enough quality to turn things around, we are sure of that.

“To all our players and staff, what a ride, loved every second.

“You have all contributed so much and we’re sure you’ll continue to do so.

“We have set many young lads on their football career journey and unearthed some quality talent from some lower league local teams, which is probably the most enjoyable thing that Graham and I can take from this experience.

“We wish everyone all the best and hope the progression continues.

“Thanks.”

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