Nuneaton Town appoint Mark Noon as caretaker manager

Promotion-chasing Conference Premier side Nuneaton Town have named Mark Noon as their caretaker manager, following Kevin Wilkin's departure to Wrexham.

Noon, 30, had been Wilkin's assistant at Liberty Way, before the latter was appointed Wrexham boss on Thursday.

The former Coventry trainee joined Nuneaton in 2004, and helped bring the club up from the Southern League into the Conference Premier in 2012.

Analysis

Noon has only been been number two at Nuneaton Town to Kevin Wilkin since December 2013 when he replaced Mickey Moore - who left to join Mansfield Town as first-team coach.

In his 10 years with Nuneaton, Moon has been a lynch pin in midfield captaining the side to three promotions since 2008.

He takes charge on Nuneaton with them in 4th place in the Conference Premier.

He will be assisted by left-back Simon Forsdick at the fourth-placed side.

Former Telford player Forsdick, also 30, has been part of the Boro backroom staff after suffering a serious injury during pre-season, which has prevented him from playing this campaign.

''We have solid foundations and strength of depth at the club both with backroom staff and in the dressing room," Boro chairman Ian Neale told the club website. 

"We will look to harness that desire and ambition from within in order to chase down a place in the play-offs."

Nuneaton, who reformed into their current guise in 2008 following liquidation, currently sit four points clear of sixth-placed Forest Green in the play-off places ahead of Saturday's home match against fellow play-off contenders Grimsby.