CRADLEY town’s chairman Trevor Thomas is enjoying the changes brought to the club by interim boss Richard Forsyth.

The former AFC Wulfrunians manager has taken charge of two Cradley matches since his move to the Beeches, following up a 4-1 victory over Bewdley last week with a 1-0 home win against AFC Bridgnorth on Saturday.

Thomas said he couldn’t be happier with the impact Forsyth has had on the Hammers since his arrival, adding: “I think the changes he’s made have been massive.

“He’s only been here for a couple of weeks but the way he has got our excellent younger lads combining with our experienced players has really been a pleasure to watch.

“The past couple of weeks has been a traumatic time – there’s never a right time to change managers – but it was something that had to be done, and so far those changes have been brilliant and we really are excelling.

“In both games we have deserved the wins, especially against Bridgnorth, because although the pitch was playable, it was carrying a lot of water, but they coped with the conditions really well.”

Thomas is expecting a few new faces to join the squad over the coming weeks as Forsyth – who will only remain at the club until the end of the season – tries out different players and systems.

The chairman said: “What we’re trying to do is give everyone a chance to show what they can do for the team and to prove themselves.

“We’ve had a couple of players who have been out the last few weeks but they will have their chance to come back in for Saturday.

“With everything that is going on at the club it should be quite an exciting end to the season.”

Cradley will be back in West Midlands Premier League action on Saturday with a visit to bottom of the table Wellington Amateurs before hosting Hereford Lads Club in the League Cup quarter-finals next Tuesday night.