INTERIM manager Lee Spalding says he is more than happy to take charge of Swindon Supermarine until the end of the season.

The club released a statement yesterday morning to announce that Spalding, who took over from Dave Webb on January 14, would remain at the helm until the end of the campaign.

Since taking over, Spalding is yet to lose a game, with two draws and an impressive 3-0 away win over North Leigh on Tuesday night.

Joe Shepherd, George Kellow and new signing Callum Parsons all notched during the week, to hand Spalding a first win as Marine boss.

Now that his immediate future has been given some clarity, Spalding says he is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to do it until the end of the season. All I am focussing on is just making sure I get the team to win as many games as possible from now until the end of the season,” he said.

“I want to get us as high up the table as I can and get the team as many points as possible. “I’ve got the players in the squad already and I think we have a really strong group, I don’t really think we have too much to add and I won’t add anything.

“From my perspective, it looks really good.”

During his short tenure, Spalding also believes the club are beginning to reap the rewards of a tighter defence, following their first clean sheet in over a month.

While the new Marine boss says he was pleased with the performance in midweek, he says he hasn’t changed too much since taking over the club.

“I’m really pleased, North Leigh is never an easy place to go. They’re a good side, they have some good players and they are probably in a bit of a false position,” he said.

“Conditions weren’t easy, they have a sloped pitch so to go and get a result and a clean sheet was really pleasing.

“I wouldn’t say we have progressed. I have changed a couple of things, I’ve tried to make us tighter as a unit.

“That is down to the back four defending a bit more. I’m trying to get the team a bit harder in general, I haven’t really changed anything.

“Before the full-backs were joining in, but I’ve told them to stay back and just defend a little bit more.”