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📝 Exeter City pleased to welcome five new members of staff at Cliff Hill training ground

Matthew Higgins, Steve Hale, Connor Durbidge, Gareth Law and Dan Feasey join the Grecians

21 June 2019

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor has finalised the changes to his coaching staff, with Wayne Carlisle stepping up to an assistant manager’s role following the departure of Eric Kinder.

Eric, who has been appointed as academy manager at Carlisle United, joins Chris Weale (goalkeeping coach) Adey Saunderson (first team physio) and Jess Preece (sports rehabilitator), as members of the backroom team to have left this summer. Added to that secretary Mike Radford has retired after many years of dedicated service.

However, Exeter City is pleased to welcome the following people to the club. Matthew Higgins (club secretary), Steve Hale (goalkeeping coach), Connor Durbridge (strength and conditioning coach), Gareth Law (physio) and Dan Feasey (physio).

Speaking about the changes, Matt Taylor said: “Those staff are moving on and for the right reasons and we wish them all the best in terms of their future.

“Eric (Kinder) is leaving to go back to Carlisle United and take up a really good position back there.

“He was fantastic for what he did for me in my first season. His experience that I had alongside me was so beneficial to myself as a new, young manager.

“However, football moves on pretty quickly and Wayne Carlisle will step into that assistant manager’s role. So I am pleased with the coaching aspect of my backroom staff, with Wayne and Dan Green.

“Chris Weale has departed in terms of a goalkeeping coach and Steve Hale will step in terms of that role. Connor Durbidge is the new strength and conditioning coach.

“Gareth Law is the physio and Dan Feasey is the sports therapist, from Plymouth and Torquay respectively. So there are developments at the training ground.

“We have also got a new secretary, a new grass pitch that has a lot of work done, which is a testament to the ground staff as well. So the club is moving in the right direction.

“I am trying to shape the team behind the team in the right direction and hopefully we will all be focused on the same thing which is results.”

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