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Amanda makes Rovers return

19 November 2013

Rovers Ladies have appointed former player Amanda Goodwin as part of a new-look management team.

Amanda, who will work alongside Gemma Donnelly, has spent several years coaching Rovers' Girls Centre of Excellence and is delighted to be making the step up to first team level.

"It is a great opportunity for me to further enhance my coaching experience and together I believe we can push this club forward," said Amanda, who spent a season on Rovers' books after joining from Curzon Ashton in October 2010.

"Having played for both Rovers and Manchester City, I am used to setting high standards and we will be expecting that from all of our players.

"I will be working closely with Gemma, assisting each other in managerial and coaching roles. I worked with a number of the current squad at the Centre of Excellence and I also know a few from my playing days, so that helps.

"We have a big challenge to get from where we are now to where we want to be, but if we can get everyone onboard then I'm sure we can be successful."

Gemma, who took temporary charge of first team affairs following John Prince's departure as manager earlier this month, added: "I am really pleased that Amanda has accepted this position.

"She is well respected and brings a multitude of experience in terms of her playing history, coaching ability and contacts within the game.

"Having worked with her at the Centre of Excellence for the past three seasons, it's clear to see that she's highly skilled and knowledgeable with regards to a high standard of football and I believe that she's the right person to kick start a winning mentality amongst the players."

Rovers can also confirm that fitness coach Jack Edwards will be making the step up from the Centre of Excellence to the join the Ladies' backroom team in a Sports Science capacity.

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