A FORMER coach at Silsden AFC has decided to take the short trip over to Barnoldswick Town to help out with their first team.

Jacob Mistry, who managed the Cobbydalers under-23s, has become part of Andy Clarkson's backroom staff at the North West Counties Premier Division outfit.

Mistry is no stranger to Barlick after coaching their under-10s, now under-14s, in the past.

He said: "I am delighted to join Barnoldswick Town, a club I know well, with its amazing people behind the scenes and an exciting group of players.

"I can’t wait to get started and add a new dimension to the team. I hope to see the Sewer Army at a game in the near future!"

Clarkson said: "Jacob approached me expressing his desire to be involved in our first team set-up and that he would like to further his coaching knowledge and qualifications.

"Jacob will work alongside Tom Stevens in delivering coaching sessions designed to improve our team.

"I look forward to working with Jacob and introducing him to the the rest of the team and everyone at our club."

Town chairman Nigel Hill added: "Jacob is the type of person we have been looking for to fill the final piece in our management jigsaw and is someone we felt we had to bring in when he became available."

Silsden announced coaches Connor Thompson and Sohail Abbas will both replace Mistry at the helm of their under-23s.