KEVIN Milsom has been named as the new boss of Bridgwater Town following talks with the club this week.
The 51-year-old took over as caretaker manager following the departure of Rob Dray in March and chairman Alan Hurford said he was happy with the response from the team while Kevin picked up the reigns.
He added: “He has done a good job with that and stabilised us.
“There were some good results and a different attitude.”
Hurford revealed that Milsom will be working in partnership with Dave Pople, both former players at the club.
He said: “They understand the ethics of the club and where our ambitions are to move the club forward Milsom played for Cirencester Town, Clevedon Town, Weston and Bridgwater before turning to management.
He steered Bridgwater to four victories in his spell in charge and was the favourite to take the job.
Bridgwater ended their season with a 3-2 win over Didcot Town in front of a bumper crowd at Fairfax Park.
He said: “It is something that I have wanted for a number of years because it is a great club and there are some great people around it.
“I think the fans will come back because they know the sort of football that I want the team to play.
“We are planning for next season and formalising a plan and a budget to see what sort of players we can attract.
“I hope we can move in the right direction and people like Luke Buckingham and Rob Snook are bringing the Reserves on really well and it's showing with the quality of youngsters coming through.
“If we are all positive at the club, there is no reason why we should not finish in the top half next season.”
*THE club are holding their presentation night on Friday, May 18 at 7.30pm in the Robins clubhouse.