Cork on Lawrence

Last updated : 07 January 2004 By Michael Morris

IF there's one man in the world who knows just how Lennie Lawrence is feeling right now, it's Alan Cork.

Under pressure as Cardiff City boss during the hugely demanding Sam Hammam era, even suffering terrace jibes from his own supporters, Cork has already been where Lawrence is now.

He didn't survive of course, his 18-month tenure ending as the Bluebirds stuttered in their quest for promotion to Division One back in December 2002.

But the former Wimbledon striking legend does not believe Lawrence, still a great pal of his, should or will follow suit.

And today he called on those among the City faithful who scent blood to take a reality check.

"Say what you like about Lennie Lawrence, you won't find many better men for the job," stressed Cork, now assistant to Micky Adams at Premiership club Leicester City.

"He's honest, he knows his football inside out - and he's a good manager."
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