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Rogers Names New Rovers Assistant

Scott Rogers, the new manager of Toolstation Western League Premier Division club Willand Rovers, has had his break and is now back getting into the full swing of preparing for his maiden season as the club's boss.

He said: "The hard work has started. The plan is to operate from what is a completely clean sheet of A4 paper. That means I am happy to open the doors to Silver Street to any player who feels they would like to have a crack at playing at our level. It's going to be quite a job following in the path of someone of the stature and managerial quality of Clive Jones, but I intend to give the job my all."

The first thing the new man did was to assemble his off the pitch management team. He said: "I felt that was the key to the whole thing. If we can get it right off the pitch then we will find it much easier to get things right on it!"

With that in mind, Rogers has appointed Russell Jee to the post of assistant manager and retained the services of last season's number two Andy Barnard as team coach. The fourth member of the off-field team is physio and kit manager Adam McNeil, of whom the Rovers chief said: "Adam is a Sheffield Wednesday season ticket holder, but he has declared a real desire to get involved and is giving up the season ticket. He's a Cully lad who now lives in Hemyock; he's keen and eager to get on and is exactly the sort of person I was keen to recruit. I want to surround myself with like minded people who are all prepared to sing from the same hymn sheet.

"Anybody who works with me for Willand Rovers Football Club has to share my vision, passion and desire to take the club on even further than the magnificent level it finds itself at after so many great years of the Clive Jones management."

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