Former Ayr United winger becomes first team coach at Garforth Town

Garforth Town manager Rob Hunter has strengened their backroom staff this off-season with the acquisition ex-Ayr United winger Michael Reynolds.

A statement on their official website says, “A warm welcome to former Ayr United winger Michael Reynolds who has joined the club as first team coach for the 2018-19 season. The 43-year old made 33 appearances for the Scottish League side and has played at Conference level with Droylsden, Leigh RMI and Altrincham. In local football circles he’s probably best known for being part of the famous Emley side which played West Ham United at Upton Park in the FA Cup back in January 1998.

More recently Michael has been involved at our neighbours Harrogate Railway. He brings with him a wealth of experience and is currently working his way through his coaching badges. He joins assistant manager Mark Smitheringale and Community Coach Samuel Bannister in Rob Hunter’s backroom team.

Leaving the club is Simon Swales, who Rob thanked for his assistance at last month’s presentation evening. Simon has left to resume his playing career after helping in a coaching capacity whilst out injured in the second half of last season. Best wishes for the future Simon!

We hope to bring you a “Meet our new coach” feature in the coming weeks when pre-season training is underway.

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