Graham Hodder replaces boss Dave Heard at Selby Town

Dave Heard
Heard took over from Leon Sewell at Selby in September

Selby Town have appointed Graham Hodder as manager following the sacking Dave Heard after just 16 games in charge.

The club is bottom of the Northern Counties East League Premier division with nine points from 22 matches.

Selby secretary Tommy Arkley told BBC Radio York: "We gave him [Heard] the best chance but obviously the results kept on going against us.

"At the end of the day we need to be seen to be doing something about it on and off the pitch."

A club statement read: "With only seven points from a possible 45, the committee thought a change now was the only way forward in a bid to stave off relegation.

"Selby Town would like to thank Dave for all his work, after coming into the job in difficult circumstances, and wish him all the best for the future.

"Selby Town have 16 games left and have appointed ex-Yorkshire Amateur and Rothwell Town boss Graham Hodder as the new manager.

"Graham brings a wealth of experience to the club after for years at Amateur and another three years managing at county level."

Arkley added: "He feels he's got the ability to attract the quality players we need to get us out of the mess we're in.

"He says he knows a few players around the area and he feels sure that one or two or players around the area and he feels sure that one or two of them have given him verbal promises they might come and give him a shot at Selby Town.

"We desperately need a few more players because we're nearly down to the bare bones."

Hodder will be in charge for the first time on 2 January at home to Liversedge.

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