Ex-Guiseley chief Lockwood named Wakefield boss

New Wakefield AFC manager Adam Lockwood

Former Oldham captain and Guiseley boss Adam Lockwood is the new manager of ambitious Wakefield AFC.

Lockwood, who also turned out for Doncaster Rovers during a long Football League career and spent a year in charge of Guiseley between 2016 an 2017, replaces Chris Turner who will return to his director of football role.

Wakefield started life as a new club in the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League last season and they have ambitions to rise up the pryamid last season.

Lockwood told their official website: “I’m delighted to be part of the club and it’s an exciting time to be building foundations for the club to grow into something we as a city can be proud of and call our own.

“There is a tremendous amount of work to be done and it’s exciting to think of the potential to unite the city and surrounding areas of all age groups. We will be looking to create an environment where players have the opportunity to grow and enjoy been part of what should be an interesting journey the club has in front of it.

“The opportunity to become part of my home city club is great for me. The team and I will be doing our upmost to create a platform for local talent to progress and showcase themselves and form a relationship with everyone that has a connection to the club and throughout the community to achieve our goals as one.”

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