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Heanor Appoint Martin As New Boss

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Total Motion Midland League Premier Division club Heanor Town have appointed Dan Martin as their new first-team manager.

Martin joins from Rocester, where he has been managing for the last few seasons before stepping down at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Martin joined Rocester as a player in 2015 and took over as manager in the summer of 2016 after an initial caretaker role.

He began his playing career as a trainee with Derby County, captaining their under-18s to the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.

Unusually, at international level he represented both England at under-16, 17 and under-18 level and Wales at under-21 level.

He joined Notts County in 2005, and made fifty-one appearances before joining Mansfield Town in 2007, where he played a further twenty-six senior matches.

During a successful four-year spell with Mickleover Sports he helped them win back-to-back promotions to the Evo-Stik League Premier, then won a Central Midlands League South championship with Mickleover Royals in 2015.

Martin said: “I can`t wait to get started and get the season underway.

“I`m looking forward to working with the great youth set-up they have and developing some young talent.

“I`m hoping that a lot of the players from this past season stay and play for me and I will bring in five or six new lads and I`ll make an announcement about my backroom staff as soon as it is sorted.”

Heanor chairman Geoff Clarence said: “Dan came across very well and I`m sure he can pass his wealth of professional experience onto a lot of people in and around the club.

“He has seen both aspects of the game from being sold from one club to another to managing a non-League team, fetching balls, players, corner flags etc!

“We wish him all the best and hopefully the fans get behind him from the start”.


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