Craig Denton has resigned from his role as Manager of Barton Town Football Club due to work commitments. Denton’s assistant Rob Watson will take over permanently.
Denton released a statement last night: ‘Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to the Chairman Mark for being so understanding with my change of circumstances and for giving me the opportunity to manage this great football club. Also many others who play a pivotal role at the club, the likes of Kim, Lynn, Rachel, Pete, Trevor, Liam and many more volunteers who have welcomed me into the wonderful Swans family.
I wish the club the utmost success moving forward and I am certain that this club will get there with the infrastructure and the vision the club have. A huge thanks to all of my backroom team for working so hard and as a team we have achieved our goals. Thanks to all the players’ efforts and commitments in my short stay as manager and I wish everyone the best of luck.
Huge thank you to all the amazing Swans fans who have been so welcoming and supportive from day one. Good luck to Rob Watson who will certainly continue to steer the ship in the right direction.
It’s been an absolute pleasure.’
Denton joined the club in October, and was in charge for 21 games, winning ten, drawing three and losing eight. His win percentage was 66%. He steered us from a possible relegation battle and transformed us into a very strong side.
Watson’s first act as Manager is to bring in Nathan Peat as his aasistant. Peat’s name will be familiar to local fans as he is a former Hull City player, as well as being part of the famous North Ferriby side which won at Wembley in 2015. Rob said: “I’m excited to get going and build on what we started last season.”
The club wishes Rob and Nathan the best of luck at the club for the upcoming season.