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Former League Striker Takes Charge at Louth

18th June, 2012

Daryl Clare, the former Grimsby Town, Chester City, Burton Albion and Boston United striker, is the new manager of Baris NCEL Division One side, Louth Town.

Clare, who has scored more than 200 career goals, will be assisted by long term friend Carl Forman and officially takes over the White Wolves with ambitious plans to bring success to the club.

He lives locally and, after completing the first year of his sports science degree and Level 2 FA coaching badge in the 9 months since he left Cambridge United, jumped at the chance after seeing the potential at Park Avenue.

Daryl stated that: "I had a few offers to do pre-season as a player, but Lee Freeman the Vice Chairman at Louth rang and asked me if I'd be interested.

"So I went for a look around and it's a great club with fantastic potential."

He plans to bring some high profile friendlies and assist the committee in bringing in further sponsorship and investment to the club.

That started with Clare who many will recall kicking off his career with Grimsby Town being unveiled alongside new home shirt sponsor Ashley Lidgard of The Brackenborough Arms Hotel.

Clare, who has already secured an emotional return to the Deva Stadium to play Chester City pre-season, where he was top scorer in their 2003/04 Conference winning season, says he will play in that game as a one off.

"I've got a real buzz out of getting on the phone to my old managers and team mates, three of whom have promised to bring sides to us in pre-season. We are just awaiting the dates.

"The club was only formed in 2007 and they had two promotions through the Central Midlands, but they got stuck at this level for a couple of years. I want to get them challenging again.

"I played under some good gaffers, including Alan Buckley, Nigel Clough, Steve Evans and Mark Wright. They all had high expectations and I'm no different."

Louth Town Chairman, Steve Clarke, sees the appointment of Clare as a massive opportunity for the club: "Daryl is well respected in football and everyone knows his abilities as a player.

"This is his first role as a manager and we are all backing him 100% to bring that experience, enthusiasm and help take the club to the next level.

"Over the next few weeks we will be making sure that the ground is ready for the new season and speaking to local businesses who we hope will be interested in working in partnership with us in what we hope is going to be a big season."

Pictured L to R: Steve Clarke (Chairman), Carl Forman (Assistant Manager), Nick Kilmartin (General Manager, Brackenborough Arms Hotel), Daryl Clare (Manager), Dave Fairburn (President)

(Story Source: Louth Town)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Retford United 38 85 55
2 Bridlington Town 38 84 60
3 Scarborough Athletic 38 74 46
4 Brighouse Town 38 73 34
5 Staveley Miners Welfare 38 71 14
6 Winterton Rangers 38 68 22
7 Parkgate 38 67 27
8 Tadcaster Albion 38 67 18
9 Arnold Town 38 63 10
10 Thackley 38 62 12
11 Barton Town Old Boys 38 53 -3
12 Pickering Town 38 51 -1
13 Armthorpe Welfare 38 50 -1
14 Liversedge 38 41 -18
15 Long Eaton United 38 34 -25
16 Hall Road Rangers (-3) 38 34 -29
17 Nostell Miners Welfare 38 32 -38
18 Maltby Main 38 29 -43
19 Lincoln Moorlands Railway 38 25 -56
R Selby Town 38 12 -84
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
R Handsworth 38 82 49
P Glasshoughton Welfare 38 79 45
P Worksop Parramore 38 77 43
4 Albion Sports 38 76 36
5 Pontefract Collieries 38 72 37
6 Eccleshill United (2) 38 66 26
7 Rossington Main 38 64 28
8 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 38 60 7
9 Dinnington Town 38 60 1
10 AFC Emley (-1) 38 57 14
11 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 38 57 9
12 Louth Town 38 55 -3
13 Shirebrook Town 38 51 0
14 Hallam 38 51 -8
15 Teversal 38 51 -12
16 Bottesford Town 38 33 -31
17 Askern Villa 38 33 -33
18 Yorkshire Amateur 38 28 -59
19 Grimsby Borough 38 26 -56
20 Appleby Frodingham 38 8 -93

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