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Frome Town FC appoint new manager

Frome Town have appointed Adrian Foster as their new manager after parting company with Brian O’Donnell.

Foster, who has had a successful managerial spell with Toolstation Western League side Gillingham Town, joins Frome with immediate effect.

He guided Gillingam to promotion from the Dorset Premier Division to the Toolstation Premier playing an attractive style of football and has vast playing experience of 237 football league appearances for the likes of WBA, Torquay and Rusden and Diamonds while also having a non-league career with the likes of Yeovil Town, Forest Green Rovers and Bath City.

Foster said of the appointment: “I am an ambitious person and the opportunity to manage at a much higher level with a club like Frome was too good to turn down. It is with a heavy heart that I leave Gillingham Town as they are a fantastic club, with a hard working committee, superb players and fans alike.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the players at Frome and working with them to improve the league position and it’s our aim to take the club further.”

Chairman Jeremy Alderman was pleased to have been able to secure the signature of Foster: “Changing a manager so quickly wasn’t on the agenda but it came to the stage we had no choice.  We are delighted to have been able to get Adrian from Gillingham and we would like to thank their committee for their professionalism and help in making it happen as quickly as it did.

“Adrian is an ambitious manager and wants to play football the way that Frome supporters want to see the game played. He has good contacts in the game having played both professionally and at the top of the non-league game.  He has done really well at Gillingham with two promotions.”

With the upheaval of the season so far the chairman has also called for unity within the club. “We need everybody to pull together now and get behind Adrian, there is still a long way to go this season so we would ask our supporters to get behind the players and management team and get that Frome spirit back that helped push the club to where it is today.”