Rangers Return For Thacker And Barnwell

The two most recent managers of Hall Road Rangers return to Dene Park as joint managers.
Hall Road Rangers are delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Thacker and Jamie Barnwell as joint managers of the club. Club chairman Darren Wilson said, “After prolonged negotiations, Martin and Jamie have both agreed to return to the club in a joint managerial capacity. With both having previously served as Hall Road Rangers players and managers, they understand what is required to take the club forward and they both have the best interests of the club at heart”.

Thacker left his player/manager role at the club on December 7th last year to concentrate on the playing side of his career. But after a brief spell back at former club Bridlington Town, the 31-year-old has returned to Dene Park as joint manager. Meanwhile, 36-year-old Barnwell was in charge of Rangers before Thacker’s first spell at the helm in 2010. He boasts over 80 Football League appearances with the likes of Cambridge United, Wigan Athletic and Swansea City.

Following Thacker’s initial resignation, Hall Road slipped to 16th in the NCEL Premier Division, after four straight losses. Wilson was forced to briefly step down from his role as chairman of the club to take on first team managerial duties himself. But with Thacker and Barnwell now at the helm, Wilson returns to his original role, and he said he hoped the club can now take a more settled approach and concentrate on consolidating Hall Road’s position in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after the recent few months of uncertainty. The duo’s first game in charge is an away trip against Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Saturday.

This news report has been published with the kind permission of Alex Blackburne, Press Officer at Dene Park. All the associated links for Alex, Rangers and the NCEL are below.

Follow Alex on twitter: @AlexBlackburne

Follow Hall Road Rangers on twitter: @HRRFC

Rangers’ official website

Baris NCEL official website


About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

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