Brough happy to have Goodwin on team at Cleeve
IT HAS been a mixed week for Bishop's Cleeve boss John Brough ahead of tomorrow's FA Trophy preliminary round tie against Paulton Rovers, writes Jon Palmer.
The Mitres have been rocked by the news that a broken foot will sideline midfielder Adam Mayo for up to six weeks.
But Brough (pictured) has been lifted by Simon Goodwin's decision to step up from running the reserve team to become assistant manager at Kayte Lane.
Brough had been searching for a successor to Michael Jackson, who was forced to retire from playing as well as giving up his coaching role due to a change in his work schedule last month.
Goodwin, a former Cheltenham Town trainee, has agreed to take on the role and Brough said it was a key appointment.
"I am very pleased to have Simon on board and he's been a great help already this season," said Brough.
"We have brought a few lads in from the reserve team to give them a taste of it and we will now have a discussion about who will take over the running of that side."
As well as Mayo's injury, Cleeve will be without defender Ryan Paddock due to his commitments with the Army, but he is due to return a week tomorrow.
Cleeve play at fourth-placed Paulton in the league next Tuesday.
"They are a good side and we will certainly know all about them by the end of Tuesday's game," Brough said.
"With Cheltenham playing away on Saturday it would be nice to see a few more fans coming along to watch us because we have played some good football this season and been involved in some extremely exciting matches."
Cheltenham duo Joe Hanks and Ed Williams are both set to make their FA Trophy bows, but none of the four Robins youth team players signed on work experience terms is in the squad.