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A Brazilian and an Englishman....

By Simon Hayes

Grantham Town Managers Paul Rawden and Russ Cousins have named their new backroom staff.

Huddersfield born, former Chesterfield, York and Mansfield winger Nathan Adam Smith will be their Player-Coach.

Adriano Basso has also joined The Gingerbreads as a Goalkeeper Coach. Brazilian, Adriano started his playing career with Ponte Preta before spending 5 years with Bristol City. Most recently he has been with Nuneaton.

Paul was delighted to bring the pair in “Both Nathan and Adriano bring in a wealth of knowledge and experience. Adriano played in the Championship Play-Off Final for Bristol City. Nathan has been around many clubs and has lots of contacts within the game.”

Completing the backroom staff also is Brian Franks, he has good knowledge of non-league football and was previously with Russ and Paul at Harrowby United.

Russ added “We’ve had a good training session last night, we’ve met the squad and plenty of those who work behind the scenes at the club. We’ve got a week to get our ways installed before we take on South Shields in our first match next Tuesday. We know the league position and we know winning matches is going to get us out of that position. We’ll be doing everything we can to make from now to the end of the season a good one”

Updated 08:35 - 6 Feb 2019 by Jonathan Parsons

Where next?

Crunch Game For The Gingerbreads Its a relegation six-pointer at the Meres this weekend as Grantham play host to Workington in a game that could be important in the race for survival.
First Away Game For New Management Duo Paul Rawden and Russ Cousins take the Gingerbreads on the road for the first time as they make the trip to the seaside to face Whitby Town.

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Sat 23 Feb
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First Team Matlock Town
League 15:00
Sat 2 Mar
a
First Team Hednesford Town
League 15:00
Sat 9 Mar
a
First Team Witton Albion
League 15:00

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