Nelson unveil new management duo

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NELSON are hoping to mount a bid for promotion next season from the North West Counties League First Division after unveiling a new managerial team.

The club have appointed former Padiham duo Robert Grimes and Michael Morrison as joint managers last week, following the departure of Paul Paynter, who led the Blues back into the league, finishing 15th.

Both Grimes, on Burnley’s books as a youngster, and Morrison know the league and local football scene well, and both ended last season with Ramsbottom United, helping the Rams win the Premier Division title.

The pair will both combine their management duties with a playing role, with the experience of former Barnoldswick Town man Manzar Ditta helping them out in the dugout.

It is rumoured the club are looking to secure the services of former Huddersfield Town and Tranmere midfielder Adnan Ahmed and former Clitheroe striker Carl Lomax.