CRADLEY Town chairman Trevor Thomas is pleased to have the help of interim boss Richard Forsyth.

The former AFC Wulfrunians boss comes in on a temporary basis after Andy Wyton stepped down last week.

Wyton said he resigned from the role after have his budget cut at the Beeches.

Forsyth will now guide the Hammers through the final months of the season.

Thomas said: "I couldn't have asked for a better man to come in and help us out until the end of the season.

"When it all came about and Andy decided to leave it caught is a little bit cold.

"But the lads have been great and we're all just getting on with it now."

Thomas also confirmed that he's begun the search for a new permanent manager.

He added: "Richard won't be here next season and is here on an interim basis. I'm now interview people for the role for next season.

"So far I've spoken to four people and have got more to arrange. Richard coming in just gives us that extra time to make sure we get the right person.

"There are a lot of big things happening at the club so hopefully we're heading for exiting times."

Forsyth's first game at the helm saw the Hammers win 4-1 at Bewdley on Tuesday night. They will now welcome AFC Bridgnorth to the Beeches this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

They are now having to do without goalkeeper Rich Kennedy and striker Geoff Hill after they moved on following Wyton's departure.

Kennedy has linked up with Black Country Rangers while Hill has returned to Gornal Athletic.