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Fildes Leaves Admirals After Just Three Games In Charge

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Paul Fildes has left Hallmark Security League Division One club Nelson after just three games in charge along with his backroom staff of Chris Price and Chris Inckle.

He took over at Little Wembley after the Blues` first point of the season away at New Mills with Fildes in the dug-out the following game in a 1-0 defeat at home to Bacup Borough.

Two more defeats followed with a 1-0 loss at home to Abbey Hulton and a 2-0 defeat away at Holker Old Boys last week.

Fildes has now stepped down.

Chairman Fayyaz Ahmed said: “Paul has left the club. There’s no hard feelings and I wish him all the very best. It’s not worked out for one reason or another and now our focus has to be getting points on the board and turning this season around after a poor start.”

Chief executive Adam Keizer added: “It’s a real shame that it`s not worked but everyone has been honest early on that if it’s not the right fit we would agree to part ways.

“Paul signed a dozen players to the club during his time in charge which added to the players who he inherited gives us a lot of decisions to make on the first-team squad moving forward.

“We’ve had a meeting with the players, we want to build the squad around and the response from the lads has been excellent in terms of commitment to the club and the desire to start winning games. I felt at the New Mills game we saw we have a group of very good, hardworking lads who just needed a few extra quality players to give us a solid eighteen-man squad, not including the fantastic youth team players we have at the club as well. That means we have a decision to make on the players who have joined under Fildes as to where they fit in with that now, and also in terms of where we feel we may need to strengthen.

“As regards to any new management team coming in, at the moment we’ve got the coaching team who were here under the previous regime back together at the club and with myself and the chairman taking a more hands-on role in terms of the personal, structure and standards that we want within the first-team, I’m confident we can see an improvement in results very soon.

“After the Stockport Town game we have two cup games that come at a great time for us to get the team organised and set up how we want them to be from here on, a hardworking team that scores goals and wins games in this league”.

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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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