Lancaster City manager Mark Fell is to take a temporary break from the game.

Fell was appointed last October and has led the Dolly Blues this season to the upper reaches of the BetVictor Northern Premier League. His side currently sit 2nd in the Premier Division, a point off leaders South Shields.

The club say Fell is taking a temporary break from his role on health grounds. Assistant Graham Lancashire will be stepping up to take over during his absence.