Enniskillen Town United have moved to freshen up their management team with the addition of James McKenna as joint manager alongside long standing boss Rory Judge.

McKenna returned to Town in a playing capacity after leaving Ballinamallard United two years ago following ten seasons at Ferney Park, including the last two as captain, and he is now looking forward to his new role at the club.

“It is something that I have always seen myself getting into when I finished playing and I’m looking forward to it. Town have always been my club so I was delighted to be asked to go into a partnership with Rory and I couldn’t think of anywhere better to start,” he said.

Although McKenna will remain available for selection on the pitch he stresses that his main focus is now off it.

“I’m happy to fill in when needed but by and large I’m keen to step back from it and concentrate on the management end of things. We’re just looking forward now to getting a start date for the new season and then we can work towards that,” he added.

And Judge is pleased to have McKenna on board as joint manager.

“It will freshen things up, it is a new voice for the boys and he will push me on as much as I push others. James has obviously worked under different managers at Irish League level so he will provide a different perspective and I think it was only natural for him to look to take this step and for me it was imperative that he did it with us because he is a Town man,” said Judge.

McKenna had already got down to work as Town look to strengthen their hand ahead of the new season with his former Mallards team mate Shane McCabe having joined the club along with Kane Connor.

“I’m pleased to get Shane and Kane in,” said McKenna. “We have a good squad there as it is so it won’t take major surgery but we hope to get another couple as the league is going to be very competitive with a number of sides making signings.”