Worksop Town reveal new manager

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Craig Denton is back at Worksop Town — as first-team manager.

Denton, who was head coach in 2015/16 and assistant manager at the end of the 2016/17 season, said: “I’m delighted.”

Denton, 32, will bring his own backroom staff to the Northern Counties East League Premier Division club. Shannon Brooks has been retained as club physio.

Last season Denton enjoyed a successful first season in management after guiding Rainworth Miners’ Welfare to a 10th place finish in the NCEL Premier Division, 17 points above Worksop.

Rainworth have now stepped down from the league.

Denton added: “This is the culmination of hard work from myself, my backroom staff and the players I recruited during my time at Rainworth.

“Worksop’s a huge club with an amazing fan base and after meeting with the club and hearing their views on where they want to be, it’s something I really wanted to be a part of.

“It’s a professional set-up.

“In terms of the current squad, I’ll have to assess it pre-season and see where we are and how we’re going to be able to move the club forward.”

Worksop spokesman Jake Brown said: Craig beat off some real competition to land the role.

“His knowledge of both the club and the league is fantastic, and as we approach a season in which success is of paramount importance, we felt this played a pivotal role in him being appointed manager.”

Denton replaces Duncan Milligan, who parted company with the Tigers by mutual consent at the end of the season.

Milligan had taken over from Ryan Hindley, who resigned in January after a change of ownership at Sandy Lane, but gained just three wins from 17 matches.