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North West Counties League First Division club Ashton Town have announced manager John Brownrigg’s new backroom staff for the coming season.

Former Blackpool favourite Danny Coid, 33, joins as player/assistant-manager having completed the amazing feat of four promotions with the Seasiders, resulting in Premiership football for the Tangerines.

Coid also had a spell at Accrington Stanley, whom Town take on at the MSO Ashton Town Stadium on Thursday, 30th July in a pre-season friendly, and more recently Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North side Kendal Town.

Frank Duffy is coach and head scout and joins from Burscough.

He has years of experience in the game and also doubles up as an Everton scout.

Adam Rooney returns to the club following a juggle with his employment.

Rooney has been part of Brownrigg’s set up for years, and he teams up again at Town as goalkeeper coach and physio.

Billy Bristow completes the set up as assistant physio.

Town’s re-jig doesn’t just stop on the pitch with various announcements at Board level.

After serving an amazing, and near sixty years at the club, Billy Pomfrett moves away from the committee to become life member.

Jimmy Cahill now takes over as club president. Stephen Halliwell steps down as vice-chairman and leaves the club, whilst keeping the Pomfrett tradition, Billy’s son Ian joins the committee after years of immense work behind the scenes at the club.

Town chairman Mark Hayes added: “These really are exciting times at the club. The moves and appointments will do wonders for the clubs stability and longevity.

“The appointment of Danny Coid as player/assistant-manager excites me. To attract a player of his stature and experience within the game speaks volumes about the direction this club is going in. I can’t wait for the season to get underway.”

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