St Helens Town play their first game under a new regime and a new manager

ST HELENS Town will play their first game today since major changes on and off the pitch were announced.

They are planning a fresh start after last year’s difficult and difficult season which ended in relegation from the North West Counties League.

Town have appointed Paul Piert as manager and he has over 10 years’ experience coaching adult and youth football.

He was assistant manager at Town in 2011-12, before joining Ashton Athletic as co-manager of the first team, where he remained for 10 years. He is originally from Thatto Heath and now lives in Sutton.

He expressed his pride in taking on the challenge of managing his hometown club.

“I’m proud to have this position, managing my city’s football club is something special,” said Piert.

“I’m excited about everything that’s happening off the pitch and I know it will help us build a strong team.

“We are at the start of something special.”

City will host Atherton LR today Saturday (July 16) at Ruskin Drive, for a pre-season friendly.

The game will start at 3 p.m. and admission will be free, and locals are welcome to come out and support the team.

The club received many well wishes from the community, including empty messages from Joe Batchelor and James Roby.

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