Bridgwater Town Football Club have confirmed that Paul West will take over as assistant manager.

The former Taunton Town manager will work closely with managers Kevin Milsom and Dave Pople managing the first team.

West has extensive managerial experience at Southern League level and the move also presents something of a homecoming for West as he was a Bridgwater Town player prior to becoming a manager for Taunton Town.

Speaking to the Bridgwater Mercury, club chairman Alan Hurford said the team are delighted to be working with him and West’s commitment and will to win will benefit the club for the forthcoming season.

Pre-season training for players, current and prospective, commences at Fairfax Park tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm