Kidsgrove Athletic have clarified the situation regarding the appointment of a new caretaker manager at the club.

They released a statement on Wednesday lunchtime confirming the appointment of Ryan Austin.

The statement in full read “Kidsgrove Athletic would like to announce the appointment of a new caretaker manager. Ryan Austin currently playing in the first team has been named to take the club forward as player/ manager.

Ryan comes with a wealth of playing experience and now wants to assist Kidsgrove Athletic in its aspirations to finish this season as play-off contenders as a minimum.

Kidsgrove Athletic looks to utilise the services of both Pete Ward and Ant Buckle within the club and remain key to its future aspirations. All Directors are hugely grateful for the time and effort both Pete and Ant have put in and their on-going support to the future management”

Source: Kidsgrove Athletic

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