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Rod to pull the Strings at the Wings


Welling United have appointed Rod Stringer as their new manager.

The Wings parted company with Danny Bloor after 36 games in charge at Park View Road on Sunday morning.

Welling United are deep within the relegation zone of the Vanarama National League South table but sealed a 2-1 away win at Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday, which turned out to be Bloor’s final game in charge of the club.

Assistant manager Ben Austin, first-team coach Nick Arnold and director of football Garry Fiore also left their roles.

“The 56-year-old arrives with a wealth of experience under his belt and a proven track record of success in non-league football,”  said a club statement.

“He now arrives in DA16 to lead the Wings in their battle against the drop.”

Stringer, who will be assisted by Kevin Watson, led Aveley to the Isthmian League Division One title in 2009, before moving on to Braintree Town where he achieved a second promotion, taking the club to the National League by being crowned National League South champions in 2011.

A five-year spell in charge at Bishop’s Stortford followed before he moved to Chelmsford City in 2016, taking the Essex club to three National League South play-off campaigns prior to his departure in 2020.

Stringer then moved to Brentwood Town in October 2021, leading them to the Isthmian league Division One Play-Off Final before departing in February 2023.

In Stringers first game in charge Welling United beat Hampton & Richmond Borough 2-1 at Park View Road on Tuesday night.


Photo Credit: Dave Budden

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