ASSISTANT manager James Marshall has left Kendal Town to become manager of Milnthorpe Corinthians.

The Mintcakes announced his departure for the nearby West Lancashire League Division One outfit this week and in a statement thanking Marshall for his efforts, they said the search for a replacement would begin with immediate effect.

Kendal Town's suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Town's Evo-Stik League One West relegation rivals Chasetown last Saturday, which leaves the Mintcakes third from bottom of the table.

And in the match programme for the Chasetown game, club chairman George Gudgeon announced that he is to call a meeting with the club's fans which will take the form of a "full and frank" discussion on the club's future, with the meeting expected to take place early in the New Year.

“It has been a largely disappointing season so far which has been mirrored off it after our appeal for volunteers has been unsuccessful," the chairman said in his message.

"It would be remiss of me not to thank our diehard supporters who have stuck with us through thick and thin (including many who made the trip to Glossop last weekend). However unless there is an upsurge of interest at all levels of the club it will face a very bleak future!"

Dave Foster's side travel to Leek Town for a league clash on Saturday.