KINGTON Town are hoping to put a 'breath of fresh air' back into the club with the appointment of Paul Morgan as their first team manager.

Morgan was captain of the successful Kington side who won the West Midlands Regional League Division Two.

Morgan recently managed Radnor Valley to their highest finish in Welsh football pyramid.

Under his leadership Radnor also reached the semi-final of the Central Wales Cup and won the Radnorshire Cup.

Morgan will be joined in the dugout by Joel Bayliss, as his assistant manager, and Stu Davies, as first team coach.

Kington had a disappointing first season back in the Herefordshire Premier last term finishing second from bottom with five wins from 24 games.

However, Kington chairman Martin Powell said the club are looking forward with the new management team.

"We don't look backwards and only look forwards hence our appointment," said Powell.

"Last season wasn't very good at all but we managed to get through. Paul has done very well at Radnor Valley and is a Kington lad who was captain here for many years.

"He has a lot of contacts in the game and we have got a strong youth section coming through.

"A lot of them broke into the reserves last year so he will have a look at them. We want to stabilise the team and put a breath of fresh air back into the club.

"We needed consistency and Paul is here for the long term."

Kington Town have scheduled pre-season friendly matches against Church Stretton, Forden United, Llandrindod Wells, Hay St Mary's and Malvern Vale.