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Steve Halford leaves Buxton

Northern Premier League side Buxton have announced the departure of co-manager Steve Halford, with Paul Phillips now taking sole charge. 

The Bucks are currently sitting in ninth position in the league, following a 2-1 defeat at home to Hednesford Town at the weekend, which left them nine points adrift of the play-off positions with just 14 games left of the current campaign.

Halford  had been in joint charge at Buxton alongside Phillips since the departure of long-serving boss Martin McIntosh last February.

A club statement posted on Buxton’s official club website this morning read, “After a meeting of the board on Monday evening, Buxton Football Club have decided to take a change of direction with their management structure and continue the season with a single first team manager.

“To this end Paul Philips will be taking absolute control and Steve Halford, by mutual consent, is stepping down. Steve leaves the club with everyone’s thanks and best wishes for his future football career.”

Buxton are in action tonight away at Witton Albion.

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