Chris Holland: AFC Telford boss Steve Kittrick recruits assistant

Chris Holland and Steve Kittrick
Chris Holland (centre, left) and Steve Kittrick (centre, right) worked together for four years at Guiseley

AFC Telford United have appointed former Newcastle United and Birmingham City midfielder Chris Holland as their new assistant manager.

Holland, 39, has worked with Bucks boss Steve Kittrick before at Guiseley.

Telford have also made two more signings, goalkeeper Mason Springthorpe and defender Ben Harrison.

Springthorpe, 20, who cost Everton £125,000 when he signed from Telford's neighbours Shrewsbury Town in February 2011, has been released by Fleetwood.

Centre-half Harrison, 24, has signed from Evo-Stik Premier League side Nantwich Town.

Telford will be playing in the newly-renamed National League North next season, having been relegated from the top flight of non-league football for the second time in three seasons.

AFC Telford United's summer recruits
Goalkeepers - James Montgomery (signed new one-year deal), Mason Springthorpe (Fleetwood)
Defenders - Ian Sharps (signed new one-year deal), Matt Bailey, Ben Harrison (both from Nantwich Town), John Disney (non-contract deal)
Midfielders - Tom Thorley (Hednesford), Jay Denny (Solihull), Mike Grogan (signed new one-year deal), Sean Clancy (signed new one-year deal)
Strikers - Neil Harvey (Witton Albion)