Tuesday 30th December 2003

Reynolds returns to Ashford

Dr Martens League Eastern Division side Ashford Town have announced the appointment of Tony Reynolds as assistant manager to work alongside first team manager Tim Thorogood, writes Stephen McCartney.

Chief Executive Mark Jenner said: "Reynolds, is a former Ashford Town player and manager who left the club originally to take up the challenge of managing Welling United. 

"Having left Welling after one season Tony has largely been out of football for a couple of years for personal reasons as his work commitments have not allowed him to find sufficient time to devote to another manager's position.

"Very popular with local fans, Tony has many years of non-league experience and is a proven organiser and motivator of players.

"The club hopes to draw on his considerable range of contacts within football to seek out new talent to compliment the existing squad."

A delighted Thorogood, added: "I am delighted to make the appointment in what was such as important season for the club.

"The reorganisation of the league structure at the end of the season made a top seven finish for a club a priority and having someone of Tony's experience to share the responsibilities would be the first step in improving the club's current performance.

"We discussed the team's performance after the game at Folkestone Invicta on Boxing Day and found we agreed on all the important points and weaker areas they need to be dealt with."

Thursday 1 January 2004,  Ashford Town v Burgess Hill Town, kick off 3pm @ The Homelands, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth

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