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The club can confirm today that player coach Ryan Toulson has left the club to take over as First Team Manager at neighbours Eccleshill United.

We would to place on record our thanks to Ryan, who first joined as a player before moving into a coaching role, and that we wish him the very best of luck in his future career.

Mark Bower had this to say on Ryan: ‘I am really pleased for Tully that he has been offered this opportunity and he leaves with our best wishes. He has been a loyal and committed part of our backroom team for several years now and he will be missed. 

This has all come about very quickly, as can often be the case with these appointments, but we have begun to look at options to step in to Tully’s role and hope to have someone in place for pre season training.’

We also spoke to the departing Tully: ‘This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, I have a great affinity towards this club, the fans, players and of course to Mark and Danny, who I consider friends as well as part of the management team.

I would like to thank Mark and Danny for giving me the chance to join the backroom team as coach, which has led to this opportunity to progress my career in coaching and management. The whole opportunity came about very quickly but having spoken to Eccleshill, with their ambitions for the club, I felt it was an offer I had to go for.

All the best Tully!