Former Winterton Town boss Rob Watson has accepted an offer to be a part of the Tigers family, joining our managerial team as a First Team Coach.

Watson took Winterton Rangers from mid-table minnows to title challengers in his 14-month spell at West Street.

He also works for Barnsley FC as their Lead Foundation Phase Coach at Oakwell.

Rob stated; “I’m delighted to join the Tigers. It’s a huge club and heading back towards where it previously was – the history of the club speaks for itself.

“It’s good to have the buzz back and I’m excited to work with this team. The management team Craig has put together is great, and it’s a pleasure to become a part of it.”

Rob will be an excellent addition to the club and recently sat on the bench to help during Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday – Lynton Karkach and Craig Mitchell scoring the goals for Worksop

Watson continued; “Worksop has always been known for its excellent fan base. I have always enjoyed the atmosphere being in the away dugout. Last night, it was nice to be on the home side and feeling their support. Hopefully this season they’ll continue their loyal support in Worksop’s first season back up there.

“I thought both our teams did well against a good Sheffield Wednesday side. I felt we had some clear-cut chances in the first half and the work rate was matched all over. Second half, I felt Sheffield Wednesday brought on some good players and they upped their game for the first 15 minutes. The lads conceded a goal, but their reaction was great which is what pre-season is all about. I felt it was a good test of what some of the teams might bring to Sandy Lane next season.

The coach finished off by crediting the gaffer.“Dents has continued to build on his promotion-winning squad, on and off the pitch, with some very good signings, so get ready for an exciting season.

Craig Denton said on Watson’s arrival; “I’m really pleased that Rob has accepted my offer to come to Worksop Town as a first team coach

“Rob is extremely well qualified with bags of experience in the professional game and in non-league. Rob is a UEFA A Licence coach and will offer us plenty of knowledge and expertise in this area.”Rob slots into the management team alongside assistant manager and fellow A License coach Rob Poulter.

Wayne Thompson will also continue to assist Denton in both the coaching and the recruitment areas acting as a coach, as well as heading up the the club’s scouting network. Chris Salt and Steven Thompson will work alongside him as lead first team scouts,

James Humphreys will take up a new role this season, acting as the goalkeeper coach.

We’re also delighted to confirm that both Shannon Brooks and Mollie Cartwright will continue their roles as physiotherapists for the first team.

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