Bootle FC Doran announces managerial staff

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Doran announces managerial staff

Following his appointment early in December Joe Doran has now announced some role changes at the Delta Taxis Stadium.

Neil McQueen and Richie Boswarva have joined Joe as assistant managers. He has now set his sights on bringing in a goalkeeping coach as he finalises his management team at Bootle FC.

Since Neil Prince’s departure at the start of December Doran has decided to promote from within rather than looking to bring in new faces. ‘I think continuity is the key to make sure the players are not affected by the changes’ explains Joe

‘I am delighted to be able to announce that Neil and Richie will be joining me in the management set-up’

Making the step up to a management role within the back room is long serving stalwart and former club captain Neil McQueen.

‘Neil is a fantastic servant to this football club and is someone who I have played alongside for years. He was our captain when we won the Northwest Counties League First Division in 2009 and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience of this league’.

‘He is a popular member of the playing squad and although he will still be a vital part of the squad he will add a valuable contribution to the back room’.

Neil McQueen added ‘I am looking forward to the challenge. I’m enjoying my football and want to play as long as I can. I couldn’t resist getting more involved in the club that has played such a big part of my life’

Richie Boswarva has also taken the step up from the reserve team after a successful transition from under 18s were he won the Liverpool County FA under 18’s league as well as a treble of cups, including the LCFA youth cup in 2013

Joe adds: ‘Richie has made the transition to the first team as he knows the young lads very well who have broke into the first team over the last 12 months and he has played an integral part for the players who have gone on to represent the first team’

‘Richie has been brilliant for us, playing the reserves in two separate leagues to keep the fitness and competitiveness there for the lads, while also giving the opportunity to others to get them noticed’.

‘He was voted Sefton Borough’s coach of the year for 2013 so his achievements have already been recognised by outside the club for what we already know’.

‘Richie will continue managing the Lancashire League reserve side while the West Cheshire side will be in the very capable hands of our other two excellent coaches Matt Kirby and John Charnock’.

Joe, Neil and Richie will be working with Matt and John closely with the reserve teams.

Joe said: ‘a close working relationship between the first team and reserves is vital for a club like ours to progress. We don’t have money to splash about at players so it is vital that we continue to look to produce our own’

‘The only position I’m on the lookout for really is a goalkeeping coach however I can take my time with that at the moment until I get the right person’.

These changes apart, Doran does not feel the need to freshen up the squad with new faces just yet.

‘When a new manger comes in its only natural that you think there will be changes but I think the squad has a good mix of youth and experience. At the moment I’m very happy with the squad and I think the lads we have will do a good job for us’.

‘we have some great players coming through and great lads who have been with the club over five years which at our level is a real achievement’

‘The most pleasing thing about this squad is that they all want to play for Bootle Football Club rather than an individual and that speaks volumes about our club and what we do here’.

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