Walker steps down as Desborough manager

Ian Walker has stepped down as manager of Desborough Town
Ian Walker has stepped down as manager of Desborough Town

Ian Walker has stepped down as manager of Desborough Town.

Ar Tarn suffered a 4-2 defeat to local rivals Harborough Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division last night (Tuesday).

And that resulted in Walker handing in his resignation to the club this morning.

In a statement released by Ar Tarn, it was confirmed that Chris Bradshaw will take interim control of the first team with former Rothwell Town manager Dave Williams as his assistant.

The statement from the club said: “Following Ian Walker’s resignation this morning as Desborough Town first team manager, the club wishes to put on record its sincere appreciation and thanks to him for his whole-hearted commitment and work in all aspects of the club, both on and off the field.

“During his time as manager, the club has made significant progress which we hope to sustain.

“Ian steps down with our very best wishes and he will always be welcome at the club.

“A decision on a permanent replacement manager will be made in due course.

““In the interim, Chris Bradshaw has agreed to take charge of the first team, with Dave Williams acting as his assistant.”

Elsewhere in the UCL Premier Division last night, a stoppage-time goal prevented Craig Adams from picking up his first win since returning to Wellingborough Town as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Oadby Town.

Rothwell Corinthians’ clash at Cogenhoe United, meanwhile, was postponed after Corinthians goalkeeper Martyn Thorpe was injured in a car accident while he was on his way to the game.

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