BACUP Borough manager Brent Peters has appointed goalkeeper David Felgate as a new player-coach.

And Peters believes the 44-year-old is the right man to help him lead Bacup's North West Counties Division One title charge next season.

Peters said: "Dave has been taking his coaching qualifications and has an abundance of experience because he has played at a good level in the Football League and he has played at Wembley on two occasions, as well as at international level.

"He has loved every minute of his time at Bacup Borough since I brought him in around January. He's been a revelation for us and he has enjoyed it.

"It's important that we get good backroom staff in place.

"But the good thing is he is fit enough and good enough to continue playing. After all, he received three safe hands awards for January, February and April.

"He wants to get his teeth into something while still being able to play, which is ideal for me because he's very much my first team goalkeeper next season."

Felgate added that he was looking forward to starting his new role.

"It's ideal for me because I can then put my personality on to the training sessions," he said.

"The more I know Brent the more I know how much of a winner he is. He wants success all the time, and I do.

"I want to make a success of the coaching side of things."