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Ledger and Valente take charge at Bolsover

24th November, 2017

FC Bolsover have announced that Dean Ledger and Adam Valente will be joint managers of the Toolstation NCEL Division One side for the rest of the 2017/18 season.

Ledger had been in temporary charge since previous boss Andy Bridgewater stepped down in mid-October whilst Valente had most recently been in the NCEL as a goalkeeper at Worksop Town and Retford United.

Chairman Benjamin Thomas told the club's website: "After talking with several potential candidates, Dean and Adam's commitment and dedication led the board to this decision.

"Dean knows the club and the nucleus of players very well having been a part of the back-room staff previously. Dean knows what needs to be corrected and is working tremendously hard to bring back success to Bolsover.

"Adam is a well-known character within the NCEL. His charisma and eagerness impressed us all and, above all, he wanted to come in and work with the bunch we have.

"He has a following of players that he can potentially call to. However, he wants to give the lads an honest chance to show their worth."

Ledger added: "I am very happy to have landed this role. Our season starts from now.

"The lads can turn this around with us altogether as one! I want to build and build.

"We all know what we need to do and thatís remain an NCEL side next season. I believe that me and Adam can put us on the correct track again and start putting results on the board."

Valente agreed, saying: "Likewise, I am itching to get going and to start working alongside Dean.

"We both share the same ideas which was such a big factor when we met for the first time.

"I believe in the vision the board explained to me and I knew that this was the place for me to lay the foundations down in my managerial career.

"I am hoping that my experience in football will help us climb the table.

"It was great meeting the lads this week! I am looking forward to being a part of FC Bolsover which has so much potential."

Simon Dye remains part of the coaching set-up, looking after the goalkeepers, whilst Josh Thomas returns to playing having been helping out through the interim period.

Jonney Rushby, who had been assistant boss under Bridgewater, has left the club who have wished him all the best in the future.

The new management team will be in charge of Saturday's crucial home clash with fellow bottom-four side Nostell Miners Welfare.

(Story Source: FC Bolsover)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Pontefract Collieries 42 102 96
P Pickering Town 42 96 75
P AFC Mansfield 42 96 67
4 Handsworth Parramore 42 85 43
5 Maltby Main 42 75 31
6 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 42 72 27
7 Penistone Church 42 72 27
8 Bottesford Town 42 69 9
9 Bridlington Town 42 64 21
R Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 63 -5
11 Liversedge 42 57 3
12 Hall Road Rangers 42 55 -1
13 Barton Town (-1) 42 55 -12
14 Garforth Town 42 52 -29
15 Albion Sports 42 48 -8
16 Thackley 42 47 -9
17 Staveley Miners Welfare 42 47 -31
18 Athersley Recreation 42 46 -23
19 Worksop Town 42 46 -26
20 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 31 -62
R Parkgate 42 26 -58
R Clipstone 42 2 -135
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Knaresborough Town 42 100 61
P Yorkshire Amateur 42 88 77
3 Grimsby Borough 42 85 57
P Eccleshill United 42 85 48
5 Shirebrook Town 42 81 31
6 Glasshoughton Welfare 42 77 31
7 Selby Town 42 75 34
8 Hallam 42 73 42
9 Campion 42 73 30
10 Winterton Rangers 42 61 2
11 Swallownest 42 58 -11
12 AFC Emley 42 57 -5
13 Rossington Main 42 53 -14
14 Dronfield Town 42 52 -13
15 Ollerton Town 42 47 -24
16 Armthorpe Welfare 42 46 -25
17 Nostell Miners Welfare 42 40 -36
18 East Yorkshire Carnegie 42 34 -34
19 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 42 33 -48
20 FC Bolsover (-6) 42 30 -76
R Brigg Town 42 29 -54
R Retford United 42 24 -73

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