Brough leaves Badgers

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FORMER Hucknall Town coach Jamie Brough is understood to have relinquished control of Eastwood Town — after only five months as owner and manager.

In a bizarre move, Brough (35) bought Eastwood for just £1 in May. And he promptly installed himself as joint boss with ex-Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield Town and Mansfield Town defender Craig Armstrong.

However Armstrong resigned last month, alongside the club’s chief executive Neil Vanderwalt. And it is now understood that Brough has agreed to a fresh takeover of The Badgers by local businessman Steven Lynch. It is not known how much money has changed hands.

Under Brough, Eastwood have won only two of their 11 matches in the Blue Square North and sit in the bottom four of the table. They also tumbled out of the FA Cup last Saturday.

Brough spent a season at Watnall Road after being brought from Carlton Town by Tommy Brookbanks.

But he stepped in to buy Eastwood after their former owner, Rob Yong, quit, along with chairman Tony Minnis and manager Paul Cox in the wake of The Badgers being told their ground was not good enough for promotion.

Cox is now manager of Mansfield, who come face to face with former Yellows striker Liam Hearn in the Blue Square Bet Premier tomorrow (Saturday).

Hearn (26) is currently with Grimsby Town and scored four goals in a 5-2 hammering of his former club, Alfreton Town, last weekend.