CARETAKER boss Rob Thom will remain in charge of Lyme Regis until the end of the season, club chairman Howard Larcombe has confirmed.

Thom has been at the helm since Tim Edwards vacated the manager’s role at Davey Fort after a 2-1 league defeat to Exmouth Town Reserves in early December.

Since then interim chief Thom, who was Edwards’ assistant, has only been able to watch his side play twice due to the wet weather.

Saturday’s home game against Dawlish United was the latest to bite the dust – five out of the Seasiders’ last six fixtures in Devon & Exeter Division Two have been postponed.

Thom and his charges will hope to get some game time under their belts this Saturday when they visit Hemyock (3pm), the side three places below them in ninth.

Commenting on the managerial situation, Larcombe said: “Rob Thom will continue as manager for the rest of the season.”

And on the likely fixture backlog, he added: “We are aware there is going to be a real problem come the end of the season.

“There are going to be a lot of midweek games so we hope the players are going to be up for it.

“A couple of years ago we didn’t play at home for three months and that set us back a long way.

“We’ve just got to get fixtures fulfilled, there is no easy answer to this.”

Lyme’s reserves, who host Cheriton Fitzpaine Reserves on Saturday (3pm), lost 5-2 at Central in Division Seven last weekend.

Meanwhile, Lyme Bantams entertain Combe Reserves in the Perry Street Premier Division (2.30pm).