Walker to bring his assistant from Dover
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..