BRIDGWATER Town have made a new addition to their backroom staff, with Stuart Jones coming in as first team coach.

The former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper brings the experience of having managed the Robins' fellow Western League side Ashton & Backwell United for the last three years.

He will act as support to Bridgwater co-managers Karl Baggaley and Dave Pearse, with Pearse saying: “It’s great to have Stuart join the club.

"We felt a new voice with innovative ideas to expand our coaching team would help us reach a new level.

"Stuart provides a wealth of experience and is a great character full of enthusiasm and drive.”

Jones commented: “I’m delighted to be joining this football club.

"The club has aims and ambitions that support my own and it is set to be a very exciting journey.

"The club has a lot of good people at its core that will help provide the solid foundation for us to grow from.

"The playing squad are a hungry group who want more than just to compete at this level, which is very exciting to be a part of.”

Bridgwater chief executive Adam Murry added: “I’d like to welcome Stuart to the club alongside our current management team of Dave and Karl.

"His playing experience, coupled with his knowledge of the league, makes him a great addition to our first team.

"We have set out to be able to provide an increased level of resource to our squads and this has continued with our management personnel.

"Stuart has been with us for the last few weeks, and bringing him in ahead of next season allows everyone to be further prepared, to help push us towards our goals.”

There is still one match left in Bridgwater's 2020/21 season, mind you, with the Robins taking on Bradford Town in the Les Phillips Cup final tomorrow (3pm).

The match is being played at the Tannery Ground in Street, and a coach for supporters will leave from Fairfax Park at noon.

More details, and information on how to book, can be found here.