NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Mark Warren joins Arran Duke in the Wisbech St Mary hotseat

Arran Duke is now joint manager of Wisbech St Mary along with Mark Warren.

Arran Duke is now joint manager of Wisbech St Mary along with Mark Warren. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech St Mary have appointed a new joint manager to work alongside long-serving Arran Duke.

The Thurlow Nunn League First Division outfit have handed Mark Warren a promotion after he worked as player/assistant boss last term.

Warren, now 43, made more than 200 Football League appearances during a lengthy playing career.

Duke, who is preparing for his 10th season at the Saints helm, said: “I asked Mark to step up and be joint manager as we worked really well together last season.

“His knowledge and experience as an ex-pro is really beneficial to us all.”

Adam Wright will now be assistant to the management duo with Ed Godfrey leaving for Holbeach.

Saints have lost three players - James McManus, Dale Parnell and Nick Davey - to lower-level Parson Drove since the end of last season.

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But Duke confirmed the vast majority of his squad are committed to another campaign at the ABC Quality Meats Stadium.

He has also completed the signing of Ben Coe from Anglian Combination League side Mundford.

Duke added: “Ben is a very good addition or us and I expect him to have a big impact at our level.

“It’s also pleasing to see so many of our existing players commit for another season and hopefully we’ll have some more signings to announce in the next week or so.”

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