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Peace to stay as Didcot manager

Didcot Town

Didcot Town manager Stuart Peace has decided to stay at Loop Meadow after taking time to consider his future.

Peace, who has been with the Oxfordshire side for five years, guided the Railwayman to promotion to the Southern League Premier last season.

"The dust is still settling from last season but now I've made up my mind to stay," said Peace

"The hard work will begin between now and August. It'll be tough going, but we'll be giving it our best shot."

Didcot earned promotion earlier this month after a Division South & West play-off victory at AFC Totton.

We make mistakes at times and we all need to learn from them and try to improve. But they aren't deliberate mistakes

Stuart Peace

And Peace continued: "I have had a couple of weeks since the Totton game to take time and consider what's best for me, my family and of course the club.

"I've spoken to players, the chairman and members of the committee. The fact is this is a smashing club. Yes, we make mistakes at times (on and off the pitch) and yes, we all need to learn from them and try to improve.

"But they aren't deliberate mistakes and I feel we are moving in the right direction. And it's for that reason, and out of respect to the hard-working people behind the scenes at the club, that I feel I must give it a go next year."

Peace had wanted to hear about ambitions of taking the club forward during discussions with the club's board.

"I want to be in the position where I go forward, " he told BBC Oxford earlier this month.

"I don't want to go from promotion to fighting relegation. There is a lot of chatting to be done with the chairman before any decisions are made."

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