KENDAL Town FC have welcomed their new manager for the club.

Craig Dootson, a retired football player himself and goalkeeper, has been announced as the club's new manager since the recent departure Warren Beattie who had to step down due to personal reasons.

Mr Dootson began his career as a player with his home team Preston North End in 1998, before going on to compete for Bamber Bridge, Leigh RMI, Stalybridge Celtic. Bury, Hyde United, Alfreton Town, Fleetwood Town, Harrogate Town and Altrincham before finally signing with Kendal Town.

The club has recently had a set back with their recent losses on the pitch, but the team and community are still hopeful their fortunes can be turned round in the coming year.

A spokesperson for the club said: "We are delighted to announce Craig has accepted the position as KTFC 1st team manager with immediate effect.

"David Woodruff has been retained as assistant manager and Andy Whiteside stays on as 1st team coach.

"We're delighted to appoint Craig who has worked in professional and semi professional football for a number of years. He brings with him a wealth of experience and contacts. We see this as a really good fit for the club."