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Andy Cale steps down as The New Saints manager

Welsh Premier

Andy Cale has stepped down as first team manager at The New Saints having just led them to a fifth Welsh Premier title, with Mike Davies taking over.

Having spent two previous spells at the club, Cale returned to Saints when Ken McKenna left as manager in 2008.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed working with the players... and they deserve a lot of credit for clinching the Welsh Premier title again," Cale said.

"I'm sure Mike Davies has the qualities to continue the good work."

Meanwhile, double-chasing Saints face a striker shortage ahead of Tuesday night's Loosemores League Cup final against Rhyl at The Airfield, Broughton.

The defending champions have leading scorer Chris Sharp cup-tied, having played for Bangor City earlier in the competition, while Matthew Berkeley damaged shoulder ligaments in the 4-0 home win over Haverfordwest a week ago.

Craig Whitfield also misses out after appearing in earlier rounds while on loan at Elements Cefn Druids.

The Saints management team have the option of calling-up Steve Abbott or Alex Darlington to possibly partner Jamie Wood up front.

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Welsh Premier/non-League round-up
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