WARRINGTON Town are yet to decide if they will appoint a new football chairman.

Dave Hughes has stepped down from the role this week, while Derek Brownbill has also vacated the position of director of football and will not be replaced.

Both men are also former managers of the Cantilever Park team and have given more than two decades of service.

They have elected to move away from the day-to-day running of the club but will not become strangers.

Dave, who has been working hard helping to prepare the ground for the forthcoming season, remains a director of the club and Derek will also retain ties with Town, assisting the new board of directors.

Chief executive Gary Skentelbery paid tribute to their dedicated work and loyalty.

“Dave and Derek have both put a tremendous amount of work into keeping Warrington Town Football Club going over the past 20 years," he said.

“Everyone connected with the club would like to thank them for all their hard work and we are looking forward to seeing them at Cantilever Park throughout the season.

“When it comes to running a football club they both have invaluable experience and it is comforting to know that they will still be around to assist the board of directors.

“These are exciting times at Warrington Town with a great new partnership with our principal sponsors Warrington Collegiate and hopefully all the hard work that has been going on behind the scenes will be rewarded with the right results on the pitch.

“Warrington as a town deserves to have a successful football club and thanks to our loyal supporters and new sponsors we hope to have a team which can start delivering the right results.”

The club have decided not to appoint a new director of football, with manager Joey Dunn already in direct contact with the board.