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National League South: Wealdstone appoint former Hungerford Town boss Bobby Wilkinson as new manager

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 August 2017

New Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (right) with chairman Peter Marsden (pic: Wealdstone FC)

New Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (right) with chairman Peter Marsden (pic: Wealdstone FC)

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Wilkinson takes over from Gordon Bartlett, who stood down after 22 years in charge on Monday

Wealdstone have named Bobby Wilkinson as their new manager following Gordon Bartlett’s decision to step down as boss of the National League South club.

After 22 years in charge, Bartlett announced his decision to take up a new position with Stones, overseeing community football and youth development, and in the process resigned from the post of first-team boss.

Wealdstone chairman Peter Marsden acted quickly to find a replacement, installing Wilkinson as the new chief at Grosvenor Vale on Tuesday night.

Wilkinson was formerly in charge of Stones’ divisional rivals Hungerford Town, but stepped down from that role at the weekend after a 3-2 loss at home to Welling United.

But the new man is excited to get going in his new job with Wealdstone.

“This is going to be about togetherness, passion and the future — all things I know the Stones fans are about,” said Wilkinson.

“I have had a fantastic time at Hungerford, but we (Wilkinson and his management team) are coming to Wealdstone to give it our all and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and to put a smile on faces.

“I know it will take time, but we need to make improvements, especially with our home form. We need to see fire and drive and we will work very hard with the lads to do this.

“I have met some great people at the club already and it is a great honour for me to sign a contract at this club — this is a very happy day for me.

“May I take this opportunity to pay tribute to Gordon Bartlett who has done such a fantastic job at Wealdstone over so many years. I am really pleased he is staying and I will certainly be seeking his help and advice.”

The first match in charge for the new Stones boss is Saturday’s trip to Eastbourne Borough.

Wilkinson then has his first home match on Bank Holiday Monday when Wealdstone welcome Hemel Hempstead Town to the Vale.

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