Rainworth MW have recruited the experienced Jimmy Albans to their management team after the promotion-winning former Grantham Town joint boss had taken some time out of the game.
Albans has already made his presence felt by bringing in his former Gingerbreads player Sam Purcicoe to the club.
Purcicoe endeared himself to the Wrens fans towards the end of last season when he spent a loan period at Kirklington Road, and has now joined on a permanent basis from Belper Town, who kindly waived the statutory seven day notice to allow him to move in time to make his debut at Goole last weekend.
With Rickards still comparatively new to management at this level and also continuing to play when required, the Wrens boss is delighted by the acquisition of Albans.
He said: “Jimmy has wide managerial experience at this level, indeed I have played under him so I know what he is about. Even though he has been out of the game for a little while he knows lots of players in the local area - and we have already benefited from that with Sam’s arrival..
“Jimmy is with us, I hope, for the rest of this season and, along with Matt Clarke, will be a great help when it comes to both the coaching side and team strengthening within our budget, helping to bring in the players we want in the areas we know we need to strengthen.”