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BRAY WANDERERS HAVE appointed Maciej Tarnogrodzki as caretaker first-team coach following the resignation of Alan Mathews and his coaching staff.

Mathews and his backroom team announced their resignation on Wednesday, citing “a complete breakdown in communication, appreciation and toleration of our roles.”

In a statement released on Thursday, Bray thanked Mathews and his backroom staff for their services and noted that the former Shelbourne boss was “an extremely important part” in ensuring the team avoided relegation from the Premier Division in 2014.

The statement confirmed that the Board and owners of the Wicklow club are “fully committed” to “sustaining the Premier League [sic] status and keeping the club alive financially.”

“Bray Wanderers would like to thank Alan Mathews for his service to the club over the past few months. Alan was an extremely important part of the club’s survival last season,” the statement said.

“We would also like to thank his backroom team for their dedication and passion for Bray Wanderers.

“Unfortunately results did not go our way during the opening games of the season, however the club is extremely confident this run of form will end and turn around. The club would like to reassure supporters that the positive plans for Bray Wanderers are still unchanged.

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“The Board and Owners of Bray Wanderers are fully committed, as a priority, to sustaining the club’s Premier League status and keeping the club alive financially.

“There are ongoing initiatives to improve the club both on and off the pitch. These include plans to further improve and utilise facilities at the stadium, as we understand the importance of our home ground to supporters.

“Finally, we would like to thank the community of Wicklow for supporting Bray Wanderers throughout the recent change of owners and management. Bray Wanderers is fully committed to youth development both on and off the pitch and we will continue to do so through Ardmore Rovers and Phoenix Youth.

“We will continue to inject this youth into match days and we are constantly working to change Saturday evening at the Carlisle Grounds into a family evening out.”

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