BANGOR City have dropped a bombshell with the appointment of Gary Taylor-Fletcher as their new manager.

The former professional left the club this summer following the Citizens’ demotion to the Huws Gray Alliance after failing to obtain an FAW Domestic Licence,

Taylor-Fletcher has long indicated his desire to move into management after a glittering playing career which has seen him turn out for prestigious sides such as Blackpool and Leicester City and score at venues such as Old Trafford.

His most recent efforts have come with top flight strugglers Llandudno, where he made an outstanding contribution for Iwan Williams’ men before being offered the managerial role at a club he was once assistant under Kevin Nicholson.

The new appointment inherits a squad that are currently at the very top of their game after a poor start, scoring 18 goals in their last five games and conceding none over the same period.

Taylor-Fletcher is the first permanent manager at the club since the departure of Craig Harrison to Connah’s Quay Nomads, and the need for a new person at the helm grew more significant last weekend after director of football Stephen Vaughan Jnr announced he was stepping down to take up a coaching position in Malta.

He faces a massive baptism of fire in his first game in the City dugout this Friday night at fierce rivals Rhyl.

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 Stephen and 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."