RADCLIFFE have appointed Lee Fowler as their new manager.

The 36-year-old former Ilkeston and Nuneaton Borough boss turned out for Huddersfield Town, Fleetwood, Doncaster Rovers, Crawley Town and others during a 19-year playing career.

He comes in after a tumultuous few weeks for the BetVictor Premier Division side, Garry Vaughan and Darren Lyons having had a brief stint in charge following the departure of Jon Macken and his assistant Frank Sinclair.

“I’m really looking forward to getting down to hard work and hopefully being able to bring some smiles and continuity to the club and the players,” said Fowler in a club statement.

“Frank and Jon have done a fantastic for this club, you have to give them real credit. All of a sudden lots of things happened in a short space of time.

“That changed the dynamics of a club on the playing side meaning now I’m here, I want to try and make things better day by day and more connected.

“My final message to the fans is, let’s applaud what a great job Jon and Frank have done for the club but now we have to move forward. Back the club, the players, myself.

“I will always be approachable before and after games and so will my players and staff. So any questions good or bad come have a pint or a coffee and a chat.

“Let’s get some smiles back on people’s faces, some positivity and a team to be proud of.”

Boro are without a win in their last eight games and sit 15th in the table. Fowler’s first  game in charge will be at Whitby Town on Tuesday night.