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Heanor Town appoint Dan Martin as new boss

Dan Martin is the new boss at Heanor Town.
Dan Martin is the new boss at Heanor Town.

Heanor Town have announced former Notts County midfielder Dan Martin as their new manager.

Derby-born Martin, 31, made over 50 appearances for the Magpies in the mid-2000s before moving to Mansfield Town, also appearing for Tamworth, Mickleover Sports and Coalville Town before his playing career ended. He also captained England and Wales at various age groups.

He has most recently managed at Rocester, and replaces Paul Postlethwaite who stepped down at the end of the season.

Martin said: "I can't wait to get started and the season underway. I'm looking forward to working with the great youth setup here and developing young talent.

"I'm hoping that a lot of the players from last season will remain and play for me and I will aim to bring in five or six new faces. I'll make an announcement on my backroom staff once things are sorted."

Lions chairman Geoff Clarence added: "Dan came across very well and I'm sure he can pass his wealth of professional experience on to a lot of people in and around the club.

"He has seen both aspects of the game, from being sold from one club to another to managing a non-league team and fetching balls, players and corner flags. We wish him all the best and hopefully fans will get behind him from the start."