Glossop chairman: the future’s Colgan

GLOSSOP North End chairman Dave Atkinson has said the future of the Surrey Street club now rests in the hands of newly-appointed manager Paul Colgan.

Ex-Rossendale United manager Colgan, who has also been in charge of the reserve teams at Hyde United and Curzon Ashton, has been brought in as a replacement for Steve Young, who left the Vodkat Premier Division side at the beginning of April.

Chairman Atkinson said: “We are delighted to appoint Paul as our first team manager. We were really impressed with his enthusiasm for the position, and him having experience of managing at this level of football should ensure a smooth transition.

“Paul also has good experience of working with young players which I think makes him the perfect fit to the club’s existing structure, as we try to use our reserve side and our links with Glossop North End juniors to provide Glossop lads the chance to play for their local side.”

Atkinson said North End expressed its gratitude to Terry Hincks for his contribution over the last four years, and in particular for the professional approach shown in his role as caretaker manager following the departure of Young.

“Terry and Steve were instrumental in the progress of Glossop North End, and the club, and I’m sure its supporters would like to wish them both all the very best for the future,” added Atkinson.

“The future for Glossop North End though is with Paul Colgan, and I very much look forward to working with him and developing this club further as we celebrate our 125th anniversary.”