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Flynn Delighted With Williams Capture

8 February 2013

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Manager Brian Flynn spoke to Rovers Player after it was confirmed that he had appointed David Williams as Assistant Manager.

David worked with Brian during his time in the Welsh National set up as well as having various other coaching and management roles.

Brian described Brian’s addition to his backroom staff as a ‘huge bonus’.

“He’s a vastly experienced and highly qualified coach,” said Flynn

“He’s coached and managed at every level, he started out as a young manager at Bristol Rovers before moving on to Norwich and then onto assistant manager at Everton.

“He’s been with me for the last eight years as a coach in the Welsh National set up. He’s a very good quality coach and a good man; he’s going to be a big bonus to us.

“All the best managers have got really good staff behind them; it’s not a one man job, so I’m delighted David has accepted my offer to come in and help us.

“He came in on Monday and the players have taken to him well; you can see that in the way that they are enjoying their training”.

Brian confirmed that Rob Jones will continue his role as coach; however re-iterated that his main priority was still playing football.

“Rob is learning his trade, which is really one of the initial reasons he became player/coach, he has his coaching role, but first and foremost he has to concentrate on the playing side of it which is key.

“It’s important that he is training everyday and not just watching - that is what he is doing.

“One of Rob’s coaching roles is set pieces which are so important to the game, in terms of defending and attacking them.

“We’ve been successful with set pieces which in tight games can get you a win.”



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