Dave Timmins has backed Ben Williams to be a success in his new role as the club’s goalkeeper coach.
The vastly experienced stopper, 35, takes over the position until the end of the season, with Timmins departing for a managerial job in Sweden.
“Ben will be excellent because he’s experienced. At the age he is now, this could be a great opportunity for him to start his coaching career. I think he’ll be great,” his predecessor said.
“He’s got some good, young goalkeepers like Jack Sims and Myles Boney to work with. We’ve also got Joe Lumley and Chris Mafoumbi who are progressing really well and continue to show their qualities.”
The decision to name Williams as Timmins’ successor comes from what manager Gary Bowyer has also seen within the dressing room.
“We spoke with Ben and he’s a valuable member of the squad anyway,” Bowyer said. “People won’t see how he is off the pitch and in and around the dressing room, but he’s a very good influence. I’m pleased that he’s going to do it until the end of the season.”