Market Drayton Town FC have appointed Carl Abbott as the new First Team Manager following the departure of Martyn Davies. Abbott’s appointment follows an impressive management career at Wolverhampton Casuals and Hinckley AFC and is his first at a Step 4 club.

Chairman Ben Cockram said “We are delighted to welcome Carl Abbott to the club. He is a
very impressive individual and has prepared well for the challenge ahead. Carl’s success at
Hinckley in both League and Cup competitions is something we are certain he will be able to
replicate here at Greenfields. He visited us with Hinckley during pre-season in 2016 and we
were very impressed with the style of football played by his side as well as their on and off field

“Carl is very well qualified and he is incredibly professional in his approach to football. He will
work closely with the Reserve Team to ensure talent is brought through the club and he has
already identified areas amongst the squad where he wants to add depth so we will see some
new faces playing at Greenfields in the near future. We are lucky to already have a squad of
very talented young players so the long-term future of the side is looking positive.”

“Carl’s appointment is a vital step in our ambition as a club to continue evolving into a more
professional and competitive side that can keep pace with an ever-developing league. As we
re-shape the club for the future Carl and his management team will work alongside us to
develop both as a football team and as a business to ensure sustainability long into the future.”

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