Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Basford United have appointed Rob Duffy as player-coach.
Duffy, 34, Joined Basford in summer 2016 but suffered a serious Achilles tendon injury in the first league game of the season which has kept him out of playing action since.
Basford manager Martin Carruthers said “Rob is an up and coming coach and will bring a huge amount of experience to Basford United. He will implement a plan to improve the playing, coaching and team spirit levels throughout the club.
“He will still be playing a key role as a member of the playing squad and his experience and goals will be huge for us in our quest for success.
“Once we get Rob fully fit we will have one hell of a player on our hands who will further boost our promotion push for the coming season.”
Duffy is a former Welsh Youth and Under-21 international, and has also played for, amongst others, Rushden & Diamonds, Oxford United, Wrexham, Newport County and Mansfield Town.
Source: Basford United FC