There has been a change in management at Pershore Town Football Club.

On Sunday, November 21, the club announced that they had parted ways with first team manager Neil Parton.

A statement from the club’s committee read: “It is with regret that we announce, our mutual agreement, with Neil Parton, that he has left the club with immediate effect.

“Neil and his team are always welcome back to AIM Community Stadium. We wish them well for the future.

“In continuing to demand the very best for our football club, this decision was not an easy one, but with results in the league not being where we expected to be at this point of the season, a fresh approach is required.”

The announcement came just a day after the Plums were beaten 4-0 at home by Studley FC, with the visitors’ Sean Brain notching all four goals.

The result was Pershore’s third straight league defeat, leaving them 11th in the Hellenic League Division One.

It hasn’t taken the club long to find a replacement, with a new gaffer announced at 4:38am on Tuesday, November 23.

The Plums have brought in former player Danny Janes to replace Parton.

A statement from the club’s committee read: “Danny is seen as the perfect fit to push the team up the table.

“With an impressive CV and understanding of the game, plus being a former player, he knows the club inside and out.”

Janes himself added: “Delighted to have joined the club and I can’t wait to begin the journey. Looking forward to meeting the players tonight.”

The appointment has been celebrated by Wales futsal international Chris Bright.

He said: “Go on fella. Good luck with it Danny!”

Janes joins the side from FC Stratford, who are currently fifth in Division One.

Stratford chairman Dave Poulson said: “Obviously I would have loved DJ to stay but at present we are not in a position to offer him what others can.

“I would personally like to thank DJ for all his hard work as a player whilst I was managing and then as manager himself.

“I don’t doubt that he will go on and manage at a good level as his attention to detail is second to none.

“This has happened at a time that we have suffered a little loss of form, but because of the fantastic start to the season we are still very much in the mix and again we have DJ and his management team to thank for that, so we now have to pull together, and we will.”

Janes’ first game in charge will be this Saturday, at home to Malmesbury Vics.