SCOTSMAN Lee Randall has added a wealth of experience to Jody Bevan’s backroom team after joining the Cinder Lane side as first team coach.
Randall, who spent more than 10 years with Gloucester City, was assistant coach at Redditch United at the start of the 2018/19 season but has now joined the ranks at Fairford.
He began his playing career at Celtic before joining Oldham Athletic. He then had spells with a number of non-league sides, including Slough Town with whom he reached the FA Trophy semi-final. After relocating to Gloucester, he joined the Tigers and had a long association with the club.
“I have been keeping an eye on things from afar but am delighted to be back in, part of the group with Jody, Reidy and Shaun is great. The lads know what I am about; I’ll be brutally honest and offer an opinion.
“It’s non-league football and the players are here for a reason, but what they’ll find at Fairford is that they’re part of a very good football club. Fairford do things exceptionally well for the level of football and the lads need to start repaying the people behind the scenes and how the club is run.”
“I will give the lads plenty of motivation and a lot of honesty, supporting the management team that’s in place.”
Manager Jody Bevan was delighted to have secured Randall’s services at an important time of the Hellenic Premier Division season.
“I’m delighted that Rands has agreed to join the coaching team at Fairford. He is somebody who I have tried to get involved for some time now and provides immense experience of the non-league game.
“We have known each other for a long time and share the same passion and belief in the standards and disciplines required to have a successful football club.
“His knowledge and character will be a huge asset in developing and nurturing the host of young players we now have in the first team squad at Cinder Lane.”