Jon Lyons has brought in Matt Barnes to work with him as joint-manager at Prestwich Heys.

Barnes is a former Heys player and arrives at Adie Moran Park having recently stood down from the manager’s role at Premier Division Barnoldswick Town.

Lyons said: “I think now is the perfect time to bring someone in. I think we have got lucky that someone of Matt’s pedigree is available.

“He’s done a fantastic job at Barnoldswick and previously at Maine Road, so I was very keen to move quickly and speak to him. I have known Matt for a long time and we had a great meeting last night.

“I believe with Matt now on board with myself, Jacob Wood, Danny White and Cathal McLoughlin we can start pushing the club forward again and push for promotion.”

Barnes said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be coming on board with Jon as joint-manager of a club that I have played for and have continued to follow from afar, and I have seen the magnificent work that he has put in over the years.”


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