Bangor City have announced that former Premier League player Gary Taylor-Fletcher has been appointed as the club’s new manager.

Taylor-Fletcher enjoyed an outstanding professional career including playing for Blackpool, where he scored the club’s first-ever Premier League goal in a 4–0 win over Wigan on the opening day of the 2010-11 season.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s other clubs have included Hull, Millwall, Leicester, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield and Tranmere Rovers, before spending 18 months at Bangor. He became caretaker player-manager of Bangor in March 2017, stepping down to assistant manager when the club appointed Kevin Nicholson in May 2017. The pair led the club to a second placed finish in the Welsh Premier League during the 2017–18 season but he left Bangor in May 2018 after the club was demoted after failing to obtain a tier one license.

A popular figure amongst the fans, Taylor-Fletcher’s exquisite touch never deserted him and he hasn’t ruled out being back on the pitch if he’s needed.

Taylor-Fletcher said: “I am delighted to be back as manager of Bangor. I am really looking forward to the challenge and to keep the hard work that Ste & Luke have been doing over the last month going. The team are on an excellent run of form and we look forward to our trip to Rhyl on Friday.

“I will be giving it my all once again to ensure that we are prepared as a team for every game and I will also be back on the pitch if and when I am needed. Keep the faith! Fletch”

Gary Taylor-Fletcher played for Blackpool in the Premier League