Ebac Northern League Second Division club Easington Colliery have announced the appointment of Stuart Niven as assistant-manager.

Niven joins the Colliers haven recently spent time as first-team coach at NL First Division side West Auckland Town, and he spent a number of years alongside Gary Forrest at Shildon prior to his time at West Auckland.

Niven played for Ipswich Town and Barnet in his playing days, and he brings a vast amount of experience to the club.

Niven will work alongside joint-managers Craig Hughes and Kevin Devine.