Patterson handed new Rovers role

19 May 2010 02:45
Bristol Rovers have appointed Darren Patterson as the new assistant to manager Paul Trollope.The 40-year-old former Northern Ireland international, who was a player with Crystal Palace and Luton Town, has been handed the newly created role. [LNB]Patterson joined Rovers as head of youth in June 2009 after a spell as Oxford United manager. [LNB]Rovers are restructuring after terminating the contract of director of football Lennie Lawrence. [LNB]"I'm delighted," Patterson told BBC Radio Bristol. "It's a big honour, it's a fantastic football club and I'm very excited to be working with Paul.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I will be assisting an outstanding manager and coach. Paul and I have worked together, side-by-side, for nearly a year. He knows my strengths and hopefully I can add to his already proven qualities. [LNB]"I'm a coach and I'll be very hands on working with the players, both the first team and the younger players we are bringing through," he added.

Source: BBC_Sport