CARETAKER-BOSS Rob Thom has confirmed former Lyme Regis manager Robin Townsend is set to come back to help him at the club.

Townsend, who left his post at Bridport Reserves having guided the Bees to the final of the Dorset Senior Trophy last term, was expected to be in attendance in Lyme’s scheduled league clash at Culm United before that was washed out at the weekend.

“He has a great depth of knowledge of football, has a good background and obviously did well at Lyme before,” said Thom, when speaking about Townsend.

“He would have been at the game on Saturday if we had played and is definitely keen on helping. Whether that goes any further I don’t know.

“One of our other ex-players that lives more down Exeter way in David Matthews, he said he would come along to games and help with the warm-ups and things.

“He hasn’t been able to get to any games though because we haven’t really played since!”

Thom also politely declined to comment on the Seasiders’ search for a new permanent manager, but did hint that “there may be something in the pipeline”.

Lyme, who managed to train on a 3G surface last Saturday, are scheduled to host Chulmleigh at Davey Fort on Saturday (2.15pm).

A win could put Lyme into the top four of Devon & Exeter League Division Two.