LONG-serving midfielder David Rainford (above right) has given Glenn Pennyfather’s Chelmsford City plans a boost by accepting the club’s offer of a Player-Assistant Manager position for the 2012/13 season.
He will take over from Ben Chenery, who departed last month.
Rainford has appeared 175 times so far in a Chelmsford shirt, mostly as captain, and his inspirational and committed performances have made him a firm favourite with supporters and winning several player of the year awards.
Meanwhile Clarets’ all-time leading goalscorer, Tony Butcher, has thanked club officials and supporters for their best wishes while he spent time unwell in hospital recently.
The club legend was kept under medical supervision just over a fortnight ago but he’s now on the mend and has recently returned home. His family and friends made him aware of the support from all corners of the club and explained how touched he has been with the sentiments.
Tony is a long-time Chelmsfordian, having played, and scored in, hundreds of games for the Clarets and he’s still a regular at Melbourne Stadium.