Three Things Missed This Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 05 Oct 2017

In a week which saw Macclesfield Town go top of the National League, we bring you a round up of three stories from the National League that you may have missed.

Neil Aspin leaves Gateshead

Neil Aspin has filled the Port Vale managerial hot-seat. The Staffordshire club sacked previous manager Michael Brown after a run of bad results which left the club one place outside the relegation places in League two. He now faces the challenge of keeping Port Vale in the football league.

Aspin was Gateshead manager for two seasons. He was appointed in November 2015 and had a successful spell with his hometown club leading them to 9th and 8th place finishes in the National League but he now returns to Vale Park where he spent most of his playing career at.

Gateshead chairman Richard Bennet said ““Neil has left the club on very good terms. He's an ambitious person and we couldn't stand in his way of managing a Football League side where he is held in such high regard. We would like to thank Neil for his services for the club and wish him the very best for the future.”

Solihull sack McDonald

The managerial merry-go-round continues to roll on in the National League with the latest casualty being Solihull manager Liam McDonald.

McDonald was appointed Solihull manager in November 2016 after a successful spell at Hednesford Town and helped Moors stay in the National League last season.

However, defeat at the hands of Ebbsfleet United marked the end of the road for McDonald after a string of poor results in the National League and on Wednesday morning it was announce that the club and McDonald had parted via a mutual agreement.

McDonald said “Football is a result driven business and given the poor start to the season it is right for me to hand over the reins at this time. We have had a spate of injuries and many of our games have been very close - however, that is not good enough. I am proud of keeping The Moors in the National League and wish the players and everyone associated with the club the best for the future."

Wrexham plan stadium make-over

Wrexham have big plans for the Racecourse Ground. Director Spencer Harris has said that he wants to revamp the ground to help raise non-matchday funds for Wrexham.

The Welsh club have planned to accompany a national art museum and a national football museum at their ground.

Harris said in a statement "As north-east Wales is the only part of the country without a national museum and, with Wrexham being the birthplace of football in Wales, it is a logical solution to locate a museum at the Racecourse Ground as part of a wider development of the stadium."

The club will meet with Welsh government members in Cardiff to state their case for the proposed revamp.

By Andrew Gate 

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