Richo: I want the job

Last updated : 05 January 2005 By Richard Brown

Two months, five wins, four draws and two FA cup rounds since having taken charge on the back of Gary Mills’ departure, the acting Notts boss today set his stall out to take the job on full-time.

Happy with the way his adopted side have responded since the appointment of the current longest serving player, Richardson [pictured] has spoken to the Nottingham Evening Post today telling of his desire to be given the chance to continue the club’s ‘mini-revival’ since the ‘parting of company’ with former boss, Gary Mills.

Saturday - his toughest test yet?
In a NEP interview today, Richardson said: "The way the lads have responded has been superb. They have been working their backsides off since myself and John took over."

"And that is not something that we could always say before."

"In training and in matches the lads have always given 100%, which is all you can ask."

"All you want as a manager is to know that the players are with you, if you don't have that you have a problem."

However, with Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round clash with Premiership high-flyers, Middlesborough looming, Richardson looks set to face the toughest challenge of his managerial career to date.

With key players to the tune of Julien Baudet and David Pipe set to miss out, along with himself, Steve Scoffham and Mike Edwards, Richardson goes into the match with resources thin on the ground following a hectic festive period.

Richardson, however, remains adamant that his time in charge has been a pleasing one.

"Having been in the job for two months and having enjoyed it, there is no question that I want to take it on full time."