Innes appointed as new manager at Bedlington Terriers

Bedlington Terriers FC.
Bedlington Terriers FC.

Bedlington Terriers FC have appointed a new manager following the recent departure of Ian Skinner.

Gary Innes has been selected to take over at the Welfare Park club.

Consett born Innes has a wealth of experience within the game having started his professional career at Sheffield United before moving to Darlington in 1996.

Following on from his spell with the Quakers, he spent four months in Ireland playing for Waterford United, which was subsequently followed by spells at Gateshead, Seaham Red Star, Blyth Spartans, Tow Law Town, Whitely Bay and Whickham.

Innes also appeared for England at under-18 level, scoring four goals in five appearances.

After the end of his playing career Innes spent time as assistant manager at Tow Law Town and Whickham, but he is now looking forward to the challenges ahead with the Terriers.

He said: “I’m thrilled with the opportunity to manage a club with such a great history as Bedlington Terriers.

“I’m looking forward to working with all the players and staff and hopefully we can restore some of the good times back to the club.”

Bedlington Terriers expressed their thanks to interim manager Jon McDonald and assistant Tony Burgess, who have now left the club, and they wish them every success in the game.