STEVE Edmondson has been confirmed as Kendal Town manager for the coming season.

The club have announced that the former boss, who returned to the helm in January on a caretaker basis following the departure of Dave Foster, will be assisted by Keith Singleton who has been appointed first team coach.

And Town have also confirmed Tosh Farrell has been appointed as technical director and will oversee the set up from the youth team to the first team and work with the duo on all footballing matters.

“I am delighted that Steve and Keith are on board,” said chairman George Gudgeon, who also confirmed the newly revived reserve team will play in a midweek Lancashire League, subject to the league accepting their application.

“I together with the management committee have had a number of discussions with them and they are fully behind and support the new infrastructure we are putting in place, a structure that will provide a pathway for our youth and reserve team players.” said the Mintcakes chairman, who added that Jay and Dennis Rossi had also joined the revamped club set up.

“Jay is very well known and respected on the football circuit throughout Cumbria and is someone who will be able to aid with our recruitment of players, while Dennis is an experienced groundsman who will take great pride in trying to get the playing surface to be as good as possible for each and every home game for any of the teams representing Kendal Town FC.”

And the Town chairman said he was pleased to confirm Division Two neighbours Morecambe will visit for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, July 17.

A number of other pre-season games have also been finalised, with the full current list being as follows.

Tuesday, July 2 -Furness Rovers v Kendal Town XI.

Sunday, July 7 - Millom v Kendal Town XI.

Saturday, July 20 - 1st X1 v Cleator Moor Celtic (1pm). Reserves v Cleator Moor Celtic Res (3pm).

Saturday, July 27 - Carlisle City v Kendal Town XI.

Tuesday, July 30 - Whitehaven v Kendal Town XI.

Further fixtures on Saturday, August 3 and Saturday, August 10 are to be confirmed, though the latter date is subject to FA Cup involvement, with training to commence on Tuesday, June 18.

Season ticket prices have been frozen at last season’s prices of £135 for adults and £72 concessions (over 60s), and season ticket holders will additionally be able to watch reserve games free of charge.

Match day admission for Evo-Stik League West fixtures will be £9 for adults, £5 concessions, children free, with reserve games £3, concessions £2.

“I believe this is the start of a new exciting era for the club,” said Mr Gudgeon.

“We have some additional volunteers joining the club for the coming season, but we would obviously like more and anyone interested can contact the club at”

It is hoped the appointment of the new managerial team will bring some much needed stability to the club, which endured a torrid campaign last season which saw them finish second from bottom.

However, a number of supporters remain unhappy with the current regime.

One group have compiled a takeover plan which they insist will take the club forward, but say they have made little progress in setting up talks with the club.