West Midlands Regional League Premier Division side Ellesmere Rangers have moved to replace Richard Brown with the appointment of a management duo.

The Beech Grove club announced over the weekend that former Shrewsbury Town man Jamie Haynes and Kevin Sandwith, who had a spell at Chester City, will join the club.

Rangers started the season well under Brown, with a tilt at the title a reasonable expectation at one point, but after a run of poor results, he and his assistant Tim Jackson stepped down.

A statement from the club said: "We are pleased to announce that Jamie and Kevin have agreed to join the club to form the new management team.

"Jamie is an experienced player having started as a professional at Shrewsbury Town and has played for Newtown and Caersws in the Welsh Premier league as well as several clubs in the English non-league scene – Market Drayton Town, Leek Town, Newcastle Town and Redditch.

"Kevin has significant Football League experience at Carlisle United, Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City, Chester City, Oxford United, Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town as well as non-League at Telford United and Weymouth.

"Both come with excellent coaching experience and qualifications.

"The committee were impressed with their passion to develop and improve players, their vision to take the club forward, encouraging any local players to join or return to the club plus their plans to integrate the Youth team into the first team set-up.

"Please visit Beech Grove soon to support Jamie and Kevin going forward."

The pair will take charge immediately, starting on Saturday at home to Shifnal Town for a 3pm kick-off as they hope to re-ignite Rangers' season.