LEDBURY Town have confirmed that manager Ian Merrick will leave the club at the end of the season.

Merrick, alongside coaches Sam Dixon and Carl Wildig, will see out the 2023/24 campaign before moving on after three years in charge.

Ledbury have pushed for promotion in each of the seasons Merrick has been at the helm and despite not being able to win the title, their consistency in the last three years has been commendable and they leave the club in a much better place than when they arrived.

A club statement read: "Our first team management group of Ian Merrick, Sam Dixon and Carl Wildig have indicated their intention to step down from their roles at the end of the season.

"The club would like to place on record our thanks to Ian, Sam and Carl for all the work they have put in over the last three years. They have taken a team that was bottom of the league to two consecutive second-place finishes in the league (this season could make it three), two Charity Bowl Finals and memorable cup match victories against higher-level opponents.

"This team has also gone unbeaten at home in the league since April 2022.

"We are gutted to lose them but Ian, Sam and Carl all have long associations with the club and the committee, we are proud of their achievements and we wish them well for the future.

"We hope as many people as possible can join us for their final game in charge at home against Tenbury on April 20."

The club are now advertising for a new first-team manager and are welcoming applications ahead of the 2024/25 pre-season campaign.