BARNOLDSWICK Town have found a new manager less than a fortnight since Endrit Shehu handed in his resignation.

Former Squires Gate boss Andrew Clarkson will take up the role when grassroots football is set to resume on December 2.

Town were as shocked as anyone when Shehu called it a day, citing to The Craven Herald that poor results had meant his enjoyment had fallen flat.

The North West Counties Premier Division club had to act quick, and thought Clarkson was the right man for the job after a high number of applicants were interviewed.

Before managing league rivals Gate for two years until September 2019, he was head of football development at AFC Fylde and coached Blackpool's academy.

As a player, Clarkson appeared for Bradford City, Guiseley and Accrington Stanley.

He said: "I am thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity with Barnoldswick Town who are an ambitious club, and share the same values and beliefs both on and off the field as myself.

"I can’t wait to get started!"