THE two assistant managers at Worcester Raiders have been sacked with 12 games of the season to go. 

Danny Scheppel and Tyrone Henderson have both been let go by Raiders, who currently sit third in the Hellenic League Premier Division table, ahead of their trip to Corsham Town on Saturday afternoon. 

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A statement from Raiders said: "The club can confirm that Assistant Managers Tyrone Henderson and Danny Scheppel have parted ways with the club.

"We would like to put on record our thanks to the pair for what they have achieved while at the club.

"Henderson and Scheppel were both involved in our history-making FA Cup campaign at the start of the season, which saw the club reach the Second Qualifying Round of the competition.

"As well as this, the pair have contributed heavily throughout the league campaign this season too. The club sit in a miraculous 3rd place in the league in our first season at Step 5, in what has been a challenging season off the field, as well as on it."

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As mentioned in the statement, both have played an instrumental role in assisting manager Karl Gormley in what is Raiders' first ever league campaign at Step 5.

Worcester News: Worcester Raiders' manager Karl Gormley will now be on the look out for new assistants. Worcester Raiders' manager Karl Gormley will now be on the look out for new assistants. (Image: JMP)

Henderson arrived back in May 2022, whilst Scheppel joined the club four months before and helped Raiders to their play-off final last season. 

But Henderson confirmed to the Worcester News that the suggestion the pair have "parted ways with the club" are false. 

He also suggested the reason behind the sacking is due to conversations had between Henderson and Scheppel and another club back in September. 

"We have not parted ways with the club, we have been sacked," he said. 

"In September we were approached by another club when everything at the club was up in the air. We didn't know what was happening. We had no games, no ground to play at, no budget to work with, we had no idea what was going on.

"So yes, we were interested but we made it clear that if this club were interested, then they email the club and do things the right way. But that fell through and that was it, we were then committed to cracking on.

Worcester News: Assistant managers Tyrone Henderson and Danny Scheppel have been sacked.Assistant managers Tyrone Henderson and Danny Scheppel have been sacked. (Image: Worcester Raiders)

"Then on Tuesday night we received a call from the club saying that they (the club) had received a rumour that we had been interested in joining another club and that it was best we moved on. We were sacked there and then.

"They didn't ask for our version of events, they didn't ask why we wanted to leave or even to explain ourselves.

"We are really disappointed and shocked. Danny and I have done so much for this club; we have ran sessions, brought players in and done things off the pitch to help Karl (Gormley, manager) get Raiders to where they are." 

It comes amid uncertain times for the Worcester Raiders, with their future at Sixways still unclear. 

The new owners at Sixways, Atlas Worcester Warriors RFC Ltd, are in talks to bring former Premiership club Wasps to the stadium, as well as forming a new rugby team under the name 'Sixways Rugby'.

It is not yet known whether the new owners plan to keep Raiders at the stadium past this season.