1874 NORTHWICH have added to their management team for next season by appointing Wayne Goodison to help boss Ian Street.

He will stand in for player-coach Stuart Tulloch, who continues to recover from serious injuries sustained during an assault in Middlewich town centre in April.

“I’ve known Wayne for a few years, and we’ve helped each other out regularly in the past,” said Street.

“When we found out he was available, we acted quickly. Luckily, he didn’t need much persuasion.”

Goodison picked the team at Ramsbottom United for their final two fixtures of last season in the Northern Premier League’s top flight.

He stepped up following the departure of Garry Vaughan, to whom had had been assistant.

The duo had worked together too at Trafford, guiding the Shawe View side to promotion via the Division One North play-offs in 2013.

A former professional at Crewe Alexandra, the 51-year-old has also spent time as number two to Danny Johnson at both Nantwich Town and Radcliffe Borough since leaving Trafford last year.

“Wayne is an exceptional coach who will bring fresh ideas as we try to move to the next stage as a football club,” added Street.

“He’s looking forward to getting started, and to finding out what 1874 are all about.

“Stu will get back involved in some capacity, but it’s important for now that he concentrates solely on getting better.”

Paul Bowyer continues in his role as assistant manager.

1874’s players return this week to begin preparations for the new campaign.

A friendly follows against Altrincham reserves next month.

To see a list of pre-season fixtures in full, click here