Gainsborough Trinity have announced they have decided to dispense with the services of manager Dave Frecklington and assistant Terry Fleming.

Trinity are currently sitting 19th in the Vanarama National League North and this statement was released by the club:

‘Manager, David Frecklington and his Assistant, Terry Fleming have today been relieved of their duties with immediate effect.

The Board of Directors, led by Chairman Richard Kane have moved swiftly to give the Football Club the best possible opportunity of remaining in the Vanarama National League North.

With thirteen games and 39 points up for grabs between now and the end of the season, it was felt that a change at the helm could have a similar impact to that of Craig Elliot at Boston; Tom Greaves at FC United or Chris Moyses at Alfreton, all who have hit the ground running and strung positive results together quickly. Results that look to have moved them away from danger.

The decision, however, has not been taken lightly due to some of the fantastic achievements Dave and Terry have overseen, keeping us up last season and winning the Lincolnshire County Cup under the lights at the Martin & Co Arena.

Added to that, reaching the First Round Proper of the FA Cup, the journey, the adventure we went on during that run will live long in the memory. Not to mention the funds that run has brought into the club being a valuable shot in the arm.

Unfortunately, a mixed run of results and the club sitting just above the relegation zone, we felt we had no choice but to act quickly.

An announcement on a replacement will be made in due course.’

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