Leigh Miners Rangers have established a new coaching group following the departure of head coach Jason Seddon.
Allan Coleman and Paul Whitworth return in oversight coaching roles while 2015 National Conference League Premier Division Player of the Year, Scott O’Brien, returns in a player-coach role.
Dave Rowland, Tom Farrimond and Andrew Groves complete the player-coaching group.
After only one win in seven competitive games the club is left with some major challenges as it prepares for the away trip to West Hull on Saturday 22 April.
However, Paul Whitworth, who was speaking on behalf of the new coaching group, insists the challenge isn’t fazing anyone and sees the West Hull game as an opportunity to get the club back on the up.
“Obviously it’s not the outcome we wanted nor are we comfortable to be in the position we’re in, but there’s been a rallying call around the club these last few days and we’ve had a really positive response,” said Whitworth.
“We’re hurting and now it’s our job, as a group, to make sure that hurting feeling is taken on to the training park to prepare for the games in front of us.”
“I’ve kept in contact with Paul and the lads and we spoke about the options available,” added the returning Allan Coleman.
“So we’ve come up with a plan with a group of people that understand the essence of the club.”
The reserves will continue under the guidance of Lee Pugsley while Gareth Pain takes charge of the women’s side. The under 18s’ staff remain unchanged with Simon Hartley, Neil Turley and Tom Wood continuing in their respective roles.
Finally, the club would like to thank Jason for his effort and commitment shown over the last few months.