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Manager Elliott appoints new backroom duo

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Manager Elliott appoints new backroom duo

New Matlock boss Craig Elliott has this week appointed new back up staff with Richard Boryszcuk and John McDermott being named as assistant managers.

Both have worked with Elliott previously at Boston United, Boryszcuk being Elliott’s Chief Scout while McDermott served as assistant manager.

This means that current assistant manager Kayde Coppin will be leaving the Gladiators.

Boryszcuk had two spells with the Pilgrims and was also Chief Scout at Brackley Town, Southport and Gainsborough Trinity, while McDermott is a vastly experienced former full back, playing 647 games for Grimsby Town between 1987 and 2007. He is only one of seventeen players in the history of English football to play in excess of 600 matches for one Football League club. Since he stopped playing, McDermott has been assistant manager at Harrogate Town as well as being in sole charge at Alfreton Town. He has also held coaching roles at Cleethorpes Town and Scunthorpe United.

Elliott praised the contribution of the outgoing Coppin but said he was keen to bring in people he was familiar with, having worked with Boryszcuk and McDermott before.

“Firstly I’d like to say a big thank you to Kayde for his help in the short term and wish him well for the future. It was important that I brought in assistants who know how I work and what I expect. It was also important they complement each other. John is an exceptional coach and has got vast experience. Richard is making his first steps in management but has worked very closely with me in our previous success at Boston United. He’s got superb people skills, and a great eye for recruiting players. He can also provide great insight into opposition players. I’m looking forward to them joining me.”

Elliott’s first home game as manager is tomorrow at home to Warrington Rylands.

Ian Richardson