Fildes leaves Nelson after three games

Paul Fildes
Paul Fildes

Nelson boss Paul Fildes has left the club after only three games in charge at Little Wembley.

The former Admirals striker and the club both came to a decision to part ways, after suffering three defeats without scoring a goal.

The club will look to make decisions on the 12 players Fildes brought into the club, and will look to the youthful side left by previous incumbent Alex Norwood to try and kick-start a season which has so far reaped one point from six games.

Chief executive Adam Keizer – who took the helm for the 2-2 draw at New Mills after Norwood stepped down – helped take training on Wednesday night and will be joined in the dugout tomorrow by coaches Jack Spiers and Sam Hoare for the home game with Stockport Town.

And Keizer said, of another eventful week at the club: “Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have worked on both sides, so Paulhas left, and we wish him well.

“The club will go in a different direction in terms of the first team set-up, with the group that he inherited from Al.

“They all want to stay, and we’ll look to build a team around them.

“We feel we’re four or five players away from having a really good side at this level, so we’ll look to make some additional signings when the time is right.

“And we’ll look to make decisions individually on the 12 players Paul has brought in.”

Nelson have suffered a hangover after relegation from the North West Counties Premier Division last season, and Keizer hopes to turn the corner sooner rather than later: “We’ve had a bad start to the season, so our key focus is on getting results.

“We had a good result at New Mills before the new management team came in, but we’ve lost the last three games without scoring, and we need to start getting points on the board and looking up the table.

“We have a good group here – Al brought a lot of good people to the club – and they are committed, so hopefully we can get our results on track and work together to turn it around.

“We just don’t want to bring in a new manager with new ideas and a new set of plauers at the moment, we feel we can get results with the players we have – there are some very good footballers here, and if we can get the right balance, we feel we can still have a good season.”