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Training Ground Staff Changes

Long-serving Kitman moves on with new Chef coming in

30 June 2017

The move to Town’s new training ground has seen a couple of changes to the backroom staff.

Long-serving Kitman Dave Ashlin has moved on, with Darryl Strong taking on the position full-time, whilst Dave Hindhaugh has been appointed as the training ground Chef.

Ashlin leaves Town after over seven years in the job and was part of the backroom staff which saw promotions to League One in the 2011/12 and 2014/15 seasons.

Town boss Paul Hurst took time to thank Dave for his hard work and is now looking forward to working with Strong.

“I know he (Dave Ashlin) had served the club well and while he worked with us, he and Darryl did have a good relationship”, said Paul.

“We had two kitmen, which for me was an eye opener going from having a goalkeeper coach who was a kitman to the next minute having two and I think as a club we decided that we’d be better with one for more continuity.

“Dave and Darryl worked well together, but I’m happy that we’ve got Darryl and I think that he will be more than fine working individually.”

Meanwhile, with the players now based at the Sundorne Castle training ground full-time, the club have appointed Dave Hindhaugh as the Chef on-site.

Dave has previously worked with the club, building a good relationship with Town’s playing and management staff and Hurst is pleased with the early signs as far as the food is concerned.

“The players are all eating well that’s for sure”, smiled Paul.

“At the minute some of the food is cooked at the ground and brought up, but at the minute it hasn’t been an issue.

“We’ve got Dave up here and he’s a really good guy. I’m pleased that he’s here on a daily basis and he looks after the players and the staff extremely well and adds to the environment.

“Dave, Skitty (Chris Skitt) and Hodgey (Andy Hodgen) will put the menus together and so far I’ve liked every meal so I’m happy.”

The club would like to thank Dave Ashlin for all his hard work and dedication during his time with the club.

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