Seasiders reveal new management set-up

Bridlington Town
Bridlington Town

Bridlington Town have announced a shake-up of their management set-up, as they plan for next season after a disappointing 2013/14 campaign.

Manager Gary Allanson has brought in former Hall Road Rangers boss Andy Foster and Steve Mulligan to be his two assistants, replacing Wayne Aziz who has stepped down.

Other changes see Darren Hemmings join the club as an analyst and scout, while two of the club’s more experienced players have new roles.

Full back Danny Brunton will take on the position of physio and Philip Dobson will become the goalkeeping coach, although both will remain signed on as players.

Allanson said: “When people of the calibre of Andy Foster and Steve Mulligan become available, as a manager you want to get them on board.

“Last season was poor and no matter how we try to dress it up and look at the excuses of fixture congestion, injuries and suspensions, we seriously under-achieved and our league position was unacceptable.

“We now have an opportunity to turn things round, to sort the club out from top to bottom, put a structure in place and start building from the bottom up.

“I have known Andy for nearly 30 years and we have always been on the periphery of working with each other but for whatever reasons it didn’t materialise. Andy has his A Licence coaching badge and works for the FA, he has some fantastic ideas and will bring them to the table and the club will only benefit from this.

“Steve has his B Licence and is a very, very good coach and has been instrumental in the success of Beverley Town.

“The players will respect him because of his manner and the sessions he puts on, he is very intelligent and will really push us on with his philosophies and mindset.

”There will be some tough decisions being made with our current players but we need to move on and get this club being successful again.”