Ilkeston Town have confirmed the appointment of Martin McIntosh as first-team manager.

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Former Rotherham United defender McIntosh has developed a credible reputation in non-league management, most recently leading Buxton FC in the Northern Premier League for a six-year term. He will work closely together with Assistant Manager Ian Deakin and the club’s existing backroom staff to build on the work that has seen the team cement their position at the top of the Total Motion Midland Football League Premier Division.

Ilkeston Town owner and chairman Alan Hardy said: “Since our inception just 14 months ago, we have established some solid foundations both on and off the pitch which has been reflected in the results.

“Steve Chettle has been the catalyst for all things football at the club from day one, and given Steve’s achievements in the past year, together with his impeccable attitude and commitment, it was vital that we took a measured approach to finding the right person as his successor.

“Martin was a stand-out candidate throughout the recruitment process, and his experience and expertise in the Northern Premier League will perfectly complement the existing management team. He has already enjoyed an excellent start to his managerial career and I am hugely impressed with his knowledge and attention to detail. His manner and conduct make him the ideal man for the role and he has a real desire to help take the club on our journey up through the non-league pyramid.”

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