AFC Fylde manager Jim Bentley has gone into self-isolation ahead of his upcoming heart surgery.

The operation is due to take place on 1st December, having originally been scheduled for early-November.

The former Morecambe boss had handed over managerial duties to assistant Nick Chadwick, which is the case again now.

Bentley told the club’s website: “I have full trust in Nick and the rest of the staff while I am away.

“Although I won’t physically be in the building, I will always be at the end of the phone and watching the games during my recovery via the stream.

“I’ll still be speaking to the players on the phone and dropping them texts here and there to check in on performances and training etc.”

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