Paulton Rovers has welcomed back a familiar face to save the rest of its season - former keeper and manager Richard Fey.

Fey has returned to the club after Kyle Tooze stood down. Fey was Paulton manager eight years ago and went on be the boss at Melksham Town until leaving a year ago.

The former Paulton goalkeeper will be assisted by former Rovers midfielder Lee Collier, who has spent time coaching at Southampton’s Academy. He replaces Dennis Perry. Coach Matt Hesford continues in his role. Manager Fey has told the players they have 11 cup finals left to retain Southern League status. He also asks everyone to come and support his and the teams efforts. He is actively working to strengthen his squad with a number of additions imminent.

He said in a statement released on the club’s website: “Having had a break from the game, I'm pleased to be given the opportunity to try and keep this established southern league football club in this division.

“I've had various calls today with the chairman. Everything has happened really quick, but I want to give my all to the last 11 games and do what we can to retain our status.

“I'm looking forward to meeting the players and I'll be announcing my back room staff in the near future.” His first challenge is at home tomorrow against Malvern Town (weather permitting).

On Saturday, they are once again relying on home support when they face Bashley, kick-off 3pm.

On Tuesday, March 13, Paulton travel to Evesham Town for a 7.45pm kick-off. The U18’s play Thursday away to Odd Down, 7.30pm kick-off. The Ladies 1st team (A) face Britton at 2pm Sunday.