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Mickey is so fine for Studley manager Knight
5:05pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Sport
STUDLEY boss Lee Knight believes new assistant Mickey Crawford will help to give the struggling Bees a big boost.
Crawford links up with the Bees manager again after they worked together at Racing Club Warwick last season.
He replaces Kevin Barry who moved on from the Warwickshire outfit to work with Halesowen Town two weeks ago under a cloud.
Knight said: “Mickey is someone I have known for a long time and it’s great to be able to bring him in.
“He’ll be able to make a big difference and once he gets his feet under the table we will start to see the difference.”
But Knight added: “I don’t fall out with many people but Kevin and I have burnt our bridges.
“I can have stand up rows with people and then be absolutely fine but there’s a way of doing things.”
On Saturday, Studley claimed a point in a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Highgate.
Studley were missing the suspended Tom Lacey as well as Trevor Edwards, Leon Blake (illness) and Ashley Pulisciano (wrist), while Michael Batchelor limped off in the 15th minute with suspect ligament damage.
Matty Collins opened the scoring in the second minute but a defensive slip by Alex Henry allowed Highgate to level, while a mix-up between Craig Hall, who was only called into the side because of the absences, and keeper Perry Cox allowed the home side to edge ahead in the second half. But Scott Turner headed an injury-time equaliser after good work by Collins.
The Bees go to Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday (3pm).