Charlie Palmer resigns from Belper Town

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Belper Town have announced that manager Charlie Palmer has resigned from his role ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Palmer took over at the Marstons Stadium in 2015 following the departure of then manager Jimmy Albans.

The former Notts County player took the Nailers to a top half finish last season, finishing 13 points below the play-off places.

Palmer was happy with his time at Belper and hopes to see the club continue to thrive going into the future.

He said: “It has been a pleasure to work at Belper and I would like to thank everyone who has supported during my time at the club.

“I hope that everyone can recognise that I have left in the club in a healthier position than when I joined and I hope they continue to improve in the future.”

Palmer informed chairman Alan Benfield that he would be resigning from the role earlier in the week.

Benfield was surprised by Palmer’s decision to leave and said: “Everyone at Belper Town is sorry to see Charlie leave.

“We clearly found a great coach in Charlie and he will certainly be missed at Belper, we all wish him every success in the future.”

Belper Town will now begin the search for a new manager as they go into the 2017/18 season with desires of reaching the play-offs.

The Nailers have announced two friendlies ahead of the season against South Normaton Athletic and Matlock Town.