Bamber Bridge captain Matt Lawlor has distanced himself from speculation linking him with taking over from Joey Collins as the club’s new manager.

Brig revealed this week that Collins had stepped down by mutual consent and that news of his replacement would be announced in due course.

Lawlor was Collins’ assistant this season after the pair had jointly guided the club to safety last season after the serious threat of relegation.

The skipper was unable to continue in the joint role this term – instead offering his services in a suporting capacity to Collins, who took sole control in the summer.