Lennie stays in charge

Last updated : 17 September 2004 By Michael Morris
The backlash after the defeat by Watford may have forced many a manager to just throw the towel in. Not Lennie, he's adamant he's still the head honcho.

There were rumours of several meetings around the place to sort out the debacle of matters on the pitch but Lawrence dismissed them all and continued with his preparation for the home match v Derby.

Terry Burton is now installed and has taken the squad for training.

"I came into my office at 10.30am (Wednesday) and I happened to bump into Sam," said Lawrence denying any rumours of a crisis meeting.

"We had a casual chat and looked at a video of Tuesday night's game, but nothing was discussed about my position.

"To say there were crisis talks between the two of us just isn't true. Of course I will be in charge for Saturday's match.

One meeting that has been confirmed is one where the players locked themselves in the dressing room after the Watford episode.

"Every single one of us has been to blame at one stage. We are working hard on it though and hope to turn it around." Graham Kavanagh told the pre match press conference.

The arrival of Burton has added a new outlook. The former Watford coach has taken training and added new ideas and a different outlook to the preparations for the next game.