Needham Market have today announced that Danny Bloomfield has agreed to join the backroom staff at Bloomfields as a player-coach.
The striker, who has found his game time limited this season, making seven appearances, three from the bench, will follow on from his work with the Marketmen’s academy and join manager Danny Laws and assistant Neil Reader, among the first team coaching set-up.
Speaking of the move, Laws, whose side secured their first win in eight with a 6-1 victory over Ware in the Ryman League Cup second round last night, is confident Bloomfield can still make a positive impact on the field, as well as now off it.
“We have been actively searching to bring another coach in to work with the first team and I feel Danny fits the bill perfectly,” he said.
“He has been heavily involved with the academy alongside Kevin Horlock and they have been very successful so it makes sense.
“He has taken a keen interest in coaching and with his vast experience, I feel he can add something to first tram training.
“The aim is not to reduce his playing time, but we are conscious that he hasn’t been featuring regularly and so this will give him a new role within the club.
“It is up to Danny to combine the roles but we are confident he will do so.”