Walker to bring his as­sis­tant from Dover

Soc­cer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SPORT -

ASH­FORD Town Foot­ball Club’s new man­ager Clive Walker is to bring his as­sis­tant at for­mer club Dover over to join him at Home­lands.

Coach Steve Nolan will be teaming up again with Walker.

The duo have known each other for more than 20 years when Nolan moved into coach­ing af­ter be­ing an ap­pren­tice at Coven­try and player with sev­eral non league clubs.

Nolan, who lives near Dover, has also coached at Sit­ting­bourne and be­came Walker’s as­sis­tant at Crab­ble in 2005.

Good news for Town fol­low­ers is that skip­per Si­mon Glover has agreed terms to stay at Home­lands but Nolan said he and Walker would be giv­ing play­ers at the club ev­ery chance to prove they can play a part in the fu­ture at Ash­ford Town.

With Walker re­turn­ing from hol­i­day this week Nolan said that while a num­ber of play­ers had been men­tioned to move to the club Ash­ford’s cur­rent squad would also get their chance to stake a claim.

When any man­ager moves on at non-league level it in­vari­ably means sev­eral play­ers make the move with him.

In the frame are qual­ity play­ers like Lee Spiller, Nick Humphrey and By­ron Walker while for­mer Town favourite John Whitehouse has been tipped to re­turn in goal from Chatham.

Whit­stable move up from the Kent League to re­place pro­moted Maid­stone in the Kent derby stakes while East­bourne come in from the Sus­sex County, re­plac­ing neigh­bours Hast­ings in an­other reshuf­fle of Ry­man Di­vi­sion 1..

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