Premier Division

Chatham appoint Scott Lindsey as Manager

Chatham Town have appointed former Gillingham defender Scott Lindsey as their new manager.

The 47-year-old, who also played for Folkestone Invicta, Dover and Maidstone Utd, succeeds James Collins, who quit the club on Monday.

Lindsey brings a wealth of experience to the Chats, having spent the past few years as Assistant Manager at Forest Green Rovers.

A Club statement said: “The club are pleased to announce that Scott Lindsey has been appointed as the new manager of Chatham Town on Thursday evening.

“Scott coached the first team at short notice on Thursday night and will be in charge for the home game on Saturday against Fisher.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience both as player and manager in the Football League and Non-League and his development strategy for both players and his belief s in how the game should be played really stood out when considering you to entrust with the next steps forward for our club.

“We are delighted to be able to move so quickly to secure Scott’s services and would like to formally welcome him to Chatham Town Football Club.”

Chatham Town host Fisher at the Bauvill Stadium on Saturday.

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