Worcester City captain Craig Jones has been added to new City manager Tim Harris' coaching team ahead of football's nearing return.

Following on from the appointment of Andy Bevan as Assistant Manager, Tim Harris has finalised his backroom staff by appointing Jones as a first team coach whilst continuing on as a player.

Club captain Jones took interim charge prior to the appointment of Tim Harris in January following Ashley Vincent's resignation in December.

Jones was unbeaten in his short stint as boss, including the Boxing Day derby win over Stourport Swifts in the league and gaining a late point away at Tividale.

In his career to date, Jones has made over 300 appearances in non-league football, bringing a natural understanding of the game into his new role.

On joining the coaching staff, Jones said “It’s an exciting opportunity and one I’m grateful to have been offered. Although I’m fully focused on playing and believe I’ve still got a good few years left yet, the chance to gain experience within a managerial staff will be great for me personally.

I’m looking forward to helping the new management team in any way that I can. Worcester City are a huge club in non-league football with a great fan base and I’m determined to do everything I can on and off the pitch to help bring us success.”

Tim Harris added “I am delighted Craig has agreed to be part of the management structure and I see him as an important part of the team. He is an experienced and natural leader, his main focus will be leading us on the pitch though he will also will play an integral role off the pitch with Andy and


“Craig’s been fantastic both on and off the pitch since he’s been here” Chairman Steve Goode commented.

“I am pleased that Craig is taking on this dual role because we all know what he can offer and I think I speak for everyone when I say I just can’t wait for them to get going now.”

With his coaching team now confirmed, Tim and his staff continue to prepare for the 21/22 season in which Worcester City will look to improve on the difficult 20/21 campaign.

Before the eventual curtailment of the Midland Football League Premier Division in February, City had managed just two wins out of 12 games, which proved decisive in Vincent's resignation.

Worcester rallied under Jones and finished with four points from six and ended in14th place in the table but City fans will be hopeful of much more this season under the new coaching team.