Skipper Cowan coy on next boss

Gainsborough Trinity FC.  Gavin Cowan  (G110812-1q)
Gainsborough Trinity FC. Gavin Cowan (G110812-1q)

TRINITY skipper Gavin Cowan refused to be drawn on the decision to sack Brian Little this week, but admitted Steve Housham would be a popular choice for a replacement.

“Steve’s been great around the place since he’s come so if he puts his hat in the ring I know he’ll be a popular choice with the players,” he said.

Gainsborough Trinity v Boston Utd. Trinity player Gavin Cowan.

Gainsborough Trinity v Boston Utd. Trinity player Gavin Cowan.

Cowan was named club captain by Little after joining from Fleetwood Town in January 2010 and the 30-year-old said he had learned a lot under the former Aston Villa boss.

He added: “He signed me and I wanted to do well so when a manager goes obviously you feel like you’ve let them down. So for me it was just a privilege to play for a manager who has managed at the top level.”

“You learn a lot when someone has managed at the highest level, things are passed on and you can’t help but learn and I feel like I see football from a completely new perspective now.”

This week’s drama hasn’t affected Cowan’s view on each and every game he plays for the Blues.

“The club have obviously got a vision where it wants to go and the players want to be successful so for me it’s another game and its three points,” he said.

“I want to go and win regardless who is manager.”