Edwards is Hanley Town’s Pick

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New Hanley Town manager Michael Edwards believes he is inheriting a good squad as he takes over the reins at Abbey Lane.

Edwards was appointed the new manager on Thursday after the resignation of the previous manager Dean Owen and the rest of his management team in Wayne Johnson and Ian Evans at the Hallmark Security League Division One club.

Following his appointment, Edwards said: “I would just like to thank Hanley Town for affording me this fantastic opportunity in these circumstances. I can only hope that I continue the success story with the team that Dean had strived hard to retain.

“When they came to the club they inherited a very good side and for me, that is what I’m doing now- the squad of players we currently have has achieved the highest level of football in the club’s history.

“A huge well done to all involved- this is an overwhelming achievement that can never be taken from any of them.”

The new manager is hoping to make full use of the remaining 12 fixtures to ensure the club can finish as high up the league table as possible.

That starts this Saturday when 17th placed Barnton are the visitors to the Abbey Lane ground.

Meanwhile, chairman John Powell said: “I would like to announce that Michael Edwards has been appointed 1st Team Manager following the resignation of Dean Owen, Wayne Johnson and Ian Evans.

“As a club, we would like to thank our departed management team for all their extremely hard work and dedication over the past year and wish them all well in the future- the door of Hanley Town FC will always be open for them.”

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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