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Briggers boss steps down

27th September, 2017

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic boss Josh Wright has announced he is stepping down from his role as manager to concentrate more fully on what he can do on-the-pitch.

He made the announcement before Wednesday night's home match with FC Bolsover which the Briggers lost 3-0 and resulted in them falling to nineteenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One.

Wright, who will stay in charge until a new boss is appointed, said in a statement on the club's Facebook page: "I want to thank Worsbrough for the opportunity handed to me last season.

"I was asked to save the club from possible relagation and that I achieved on merit.

"Over the last year, I have had great support from several non-league managers such as Chris Hilton, Grant Black and Rich Tracey who have helped no end in allowing players to come and help the cause down at Worsbrough.

"I also now feel the club is in a far better place, there's a better infrastructure and there's a good squad there to work with.

"I can't thank Peter Schofield, Mark Booth, Pete Clarney and Ray Pinder enough for their continued support as well as my wife as they have had to put up with some serious tantrums.

"I now feel though that I've done what was asked of me and still being 28 has made me realise that I don't want to get to 35 and regret not playing into my 30s. I feel stronger physically and feel the best i have for two years.

"I will be staying at the club on a playing basis, if the new manager whoever it may be wants me to, so I look forward to driving the team up the league while being on the pitch."

A spokesperson for the club added: "The board would like to put on record our appreciation and thanks to Josh for his hard work and efforts over the last year.

"He guided the club to safety last season which was his remit and we fully respect his decision.

"We wish Josh and his wife Kaye good wishes for the future."

(Story Source: Worsbrough Bridge Athletic)

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