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Merrick is out at Wellington

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 12, 2012

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Toolstation League club Wellington have sacked manager Colin Merrick.

The decision was taken at an emergency management committee meeting and follows Wellington's 4-0 defeat at home to Devizes last weekend during which Merrick was sent to the stand for his protests over the visitors' second goal.

Chairman Mike Hall said: "We felt that, after Saturday, Colin's position was untenable and we had no alternative but to take action.

"We would like to place on record our thanks for his efforts on behalf of Wellington AFC and wish him all the best for the future."

Merrick, who had been in charge for the past 18 months, said his sacking had been a surprise to him.

"I had five players unavailable for the game against Devizes and I felt the club's committee should have judged me on my record when we were at full strength."

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