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Welling United name Dean Frost as their new manager

DEAN FROST has returned to National League strugglers Welling United to become the club’s new manager, replacing Loui Fazakerley.

The Wings sacked Fazakerley on Monday after a run of ten league games without a win, which culminated in Saturday’s home defeat to Barrow.

They are 22nd in the table and are four points from safety ahead of Saturday’s trip to in-form FC Halifax Town with Frost admitting the rest of the season will be “a big test of character”.

Frost has a long history with the club and served as first team coach when Jamie Day was boss of the Wings. He will be assisted by Barry Ashby, who was Day’s assistant, while Jamie Turner will act as goalkeeper coach.

Frost said: “I’m delighted to have been offered the job, it’s one that was very difficult to turn down.

“Welling is a club that I have a long affiliation with having supported the club during the late 1980s, then signing on as a youth trainee some 20 years ago and more recently as first team coach working alongside Jamie Day. So I know the club very well.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to now manage the team and I am very much looking forward to the road ahead.

“The aim is clear, survival. The club, players and most importantly supporters, want to remain in the division and that’s a challenge that I’m looking forward to, and one that me and my staff believe we can achieve.

“I do not underestimate the task ahead and how hard it’s going to be. It’s going to be a big test of character.

“However, there’s enough quality in the squad and if we can lift the morale and mood, get the team better organised then I believe the situation will improve and team can start picking up the points that we need.”

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