Agnew delighted to get Town job on permanent basis

Chris Adams impressed as a second-half sub in the 4-1 home win against Hall Road
Chris Adams impressed as a second-half sub in the 4-1 home win against Hall Road

Brett Agnew was delighted when Bridlington Town chairman Peter Smurthwaite confirmed him - and assistant boss Anthony Bowsley - as the new permanent management team for the Seasiders.

Striker Agnew, who started the season as one of Town's coaches, along with Bowsley, was named as caretaker boss several weeks ago in the wake of Curtis Woodhouse's resignation from the Town manager's job.

Since then the duo have steered the team to three wins and a draw, the latest win an impressive 4-1 derby triumph against Hall Road Rangers on Saturday.

The new manager said: "After the game on Saturday a load of the lads kept asking Pete when I was going to be given the job.

"He said to them that I already had the job, but a few of them kept seeing the caretaker boss title mentioned in the media so he released the statement yesterday to confirm the appointments of myself and Anthony.

"It could not have gone any better for us the first few games, and I think the lads are starting to take on board what we are telling them. It has been made trickier in the last couple of weeks with us missing training due to the Wednesday games at Worksop and tomorrow at Penistone Church.

"It is okay showing the boys what we want them to do on a tactics board before a game, but ideally you want the training sessions during the week to show them."

Agnew is looking to strengthen his squad n the near future as injuries to Jake Day and James Faulkner has left the squad weakened, with the duo set to have their injuries assessed tomorrow night.

The Brid boss added: "Penistone will be a tough match tomorrow, we have a few lads missing for the match but I do not want to make excuses, it should be a good scrap."

Town then go on to make the trip to Handsworth Parramore on Saturday.