Basingstoke boss issues plea for help

Basingstoke Town F.C are currently having problems with the stadium switch

BASINGSTOKE Town manager Dan Brownlie is pleading for help for his club as they continue to live a nomadic existence.

Town are currently playing at Winchester City’s ground after being evicted from their home of 74 years, the Camrose Ground, by former owner Rafi Razzak.

And with their intended move to Hampshire FA’s Winklebury complex put on hold as the ground is not up to Southern League standards, Brownlie appealed to the local community to come to their aid.

Basingstoke were forced to move from the Camrose at the end of the 2018/19 season as Razzak seeks planning permission to build new housing on the land.

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Basingstoke boss Dan Brownlie manager wants the community to rally round the club

Basingstoke have six points from nine games so far this season prompting Brownlie to issue his appeal.

He said: “It’s been difficult for the start of the pre season, we have been kicked out of our ground and we need help from local businesses and individuals.”

Club secretary Steve Williams claims the departure of the former owner will help the lub move on.

He added: “We’ve got to move forward and look to the future, the previous owner is out the picture now so fans will relish the new club and stadium.”

He added: “However we are excited to start building a new history with this new stadium as fans will be behind us.”

The new stadium’s facilties include an artificial pitch club chairman Terry Brown believes these facilities will benefit the club a lot for the future.

He said: “It’s a brand new astro turf facility and as you can see the young children and youth are able to train regularly.”