Grantham Town have confirmed the departure of joint-managers Paul Rawden and Russ Cousins.

Taking charge last February alongside Adam Smith, they ensured survival in the Northern Premier Division. The Gingerbreads are currently third-bottom of the league and Danny Racchi will take charge of training tonight and Saturday’s game with Stalybridge Celtic.

A club statement from interim chair Sophie Cope reads: “I’m disappointed to see the guys go, I genuinely am. They’ve took a lot of flack recently, which in my opinion was unjustified.

“I still stand by my decision to keep Paul and Russ as managers, who at the time were our best option for staying up. We now have new investors who have the resources available to make changes, and the two guys have paved way for that to happen.

“It goes without saying that we wish Paul, Russ and Adam all the best in their future endeavours.”

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