Ossett Albion part company with management team

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Ossett Albion have parted company with management team Lloyd Fellows, Paul Watson and Phil Thompson by mutual agreement.

The Dimple Wells club are in danger of relegation from the Evo-Stik Division 1 North this season with just one win coming in their last 18 league matches.

The run has left Albion second-from-bottom going into the last two months of the campaign and a change has been made to try and turn around the fortunes of the club and avoid a damaging drop from the Evo-Stik Premier League.

“The management team have done an excellent job during their tenure including a thrilling FA Cup run for which we will be eternally grateful,” said Albion chairman Steve Hanks.

“They leave the club structure in an excellent state with the under-19 and reserve teams thriving. The club is also at its strongest socially for a number of years.

“Ossett Albion would like to place on record their gratitude to Lloyd, Paul and Phil for all the dedication and hard work they have put into the club often in very stressful condition.

“They have built an excellent platform at the club that is seeing players progress from U17 level right through to the first team. We wish them every success in their future careers.”

Albion senior players Richard Tracey and Steve Nicholson, the latter a former Wakefield FC manager, will take charge of the first team until a permanent successor is appointed.

Their tenure will begin with a trip to Warrington Town tomorrow.