LEGENDARY Highworth Town manager John Fisher accepts he will re-evaluate the club’s Southern League Division One South potential at the end of this season after he agreed to act as the club’s new-joint boss following Jeff Roberts’ resignation on Sunday.

Fisher returned to the Highworth hotseat for a third time at the weekend after the club confirmed Roberts had resigned from his post – three-and-a-half years after he replaced Fisher at the Save on Tyres Stadium.

The new joint-boss will link up with Worthians’ reserve team coach Ross Adams and will remain at the club until the end of the current season before deciding if to commit further or not.

Fisher and Adams will take charge of their first game together on New Year’s Day when the Worthians travel to Cirencester Town.

News of Fisher’s re-appointment was received well by supporters on social media, and the veteran boss admitted his near four-year absence from the touchline was required after he lost his hunger for the game.

“I’d had enough and it got to the stage where I had to get away from it,” said Fisher.

“I’ve lost contact with players, but Ross Adams is still in the loop and he is keen, which helps.

“The club felt it needed a change and I agreed to do it.

“Ross played for me in title-winning seasons before and management at the club will stay the same until the end of the season.

“We want to see if we can install a bit of stability. Then, we’ll readdress what will happen at the end of the season.”

Fisher is toying with the idea of bringing in a third member to join the new management team to add to his experience and Adams’ enthusiasm.

It’s Adams’ passion that convinced Fisher to get back into the game he has served for more than three decades as a manager.

Despite his experience, the new Worthians chief expects a stiff task against Cirencester on New Year’s Day – particularly given the Centurions haven’t lost a game since November 30.

Fisher added: “You’ve got to be keen to be a manager. If you view it as a chore, then don’t go into it.

“I’m looking forward to it because Ross is dedicated and wants to do it. I wouldn’t be doing it unless Ross wanted to – it’s why I’ve gone back.

“We need to get through the season now and get the lads back enjoying it.

“I’ve watched Cirencester a few times. They’ve got a new manager and will bring fresh ideas. I’m not a lover of the artificial pitch, but that’s the way things are now so you must adapt.

“It gives the home side an advantage, they’re playing and training on it every week.

“It will be difficult, and it will take a few weeks for players to understand what we want.

“We will do things slightly differently to Jeff, so we’ll need a couple of weeks to get to know the players.”