Worthing Won't Let Difficult Day Damage Their Great Season

Worthing say it is no surprise that manager Adam Hinshelwood’s great work hasn’t gone unnoticed as the club prepare for life without him.

York City confirmed the 40-year-old as their new head coach on Tuesday night, swapping a promotion battle from the Vanarama National League South for a scrap for survival.

Hinshelwood said an emotional goodbye to supporters this morning, saying he’ll never forget his years on the south coast.

He wants his former players to join York City in the National League next term as Worthing announced Aarran Racine will step in on an interim basis.

Rebels chairman Barry Hunter accepts the timing could be better but has outlined what’s ahead as the promotion-chasers look to carry on his great work.

“We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for everyone connected with Worthing” he said. “However, Adam has been an incredibly successful and loyal manager to the club and we knew sooner or later he was going to attract the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid.

“This is not the first approach we have had from clubs requesting permission to talk with Adam but despite their current league position, we recognise the credentials York City have and the career-changing opportunity this was for Adam.

“It is not lost on the club’s board that this is a challenging time to lose our manager. But Adam leaves us in a healthy league position, something we intend to capitalise on and we believe this was the right time to support him.”

The Minstermen parted with Neal Ardley on Monday afternoon and didn’t hang around when it came to find a replacement.

Hinshelwood has built a reputation as one of the best up-and-coming managers outside the EFL and now his aim is to keep York City in the division.

Bringing with him Gary Elphick and Cameron Morrison to the LNER Community Stadium, the new management team get down to work this weekend in front of the club's fans against Wealdstone.

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