The Friday Feature: Ady Pennock Has Unfinished Business

10 months ago By Sam Elliott

Ady Pennock says the challenge ahead of him at Barrow is bigger than just keeping the club in the Vanarama National League.

The former Forest Green Rovers and Welling boss was this afternoon named the Bluebirds’ third manager of a tempestuous season.

It comes after a terrible start to the campaign which saw Paul Cox quit in August before his replacement, Micky Moore, was dispensed with weeks after taking over.

Pennock knows a thing or two about managers leaving their clubs in the early stages of the season.

He was axed as Gillingham’s manager a month ago but has been quick to find himself a new role.

The respected former Stoke City coach has a job on at Holker Street and Barrow are in the bottom four after their late midweek loss to Chester.

He told us tonight: “It’s been a challenging start to the season for myself and for Barrow and I am absolutely delighted to be back in so soon.

“When a club with the potential and with the history of Barrow come calling, you have to listen to what they have to say.

“Yes, it’s not in a great condition but I believe we can get this place going again. We need to inject some positivity into the club and get it moving in the right direction again.

“Everyone knows it’s been a difficult start but I have total faith that we can turn things around and I can’t wait to get started.”

Pennock, who will not take the team against Aldershot on Saturday and instead leave stand in Neill Hornby in charge, said: “It is not just about staying up, it’s about building something that we can all believe it. We mustn’t limit ourselves.

“The wife will be pleased to get me out of the house again - I’m not a good house husband and she knows where I want to be at 10o’clock every morning.

“I’m going to attempt to sit in the stands and watch tomorrow and let Neill take the side but I’ll be honest - there is every chance l’ll climb down and join him by the side of the pitch!

“It’s only been a month but I have missed the buzz of matchdays. This is a great opportunity for me and I’ll be chucking everything I have into it.”

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