AARON Blackwood has returned as manager of Feckenham.

Blackwood, 24, starts a second spell with the Millers after Jordan Adams stepped down at the end of the season to concentrate on playing.

The former Bartley Green Illey manager previously spent three full seasons at Feckenham from the 2015/16 season and stepped down after three games of the 2018/19 campaign stating he needed a break from football.

The club were on a low ebb when Blackwood joined back in 2015 and following an emphasis on youth, a young, talented squad was assembled, his work behind the scenes to help develop the club on all fronts, culminated in the Millers best league finish in a number of years and a President (League) Cup Final defeat.

Blackwood will be supported by a backroom team of assistant managers Rob Donnelly and Ryan Young, head coach Tom Davies, coaches Andy Wright and Steve Dipple and sports therapist Tom Barr.

Feckenham chairman Tony Round saidL ''It's great to have Aaron back, once Jordan had given us the news he was going to step down to focus on playing we knew we wanted to move quickly to make sure the new manager had plenty of preparation time ahead of the new season.

"Aaron had stayed involved in the club over his break period helping out with the Sunday side and also one of the academy teams and once he made us aware he'd be interested we didn't need to look any further.

"He knows the club, the committee and understands what we're trying to achieve and how we want to go about it.

It's also good to see some familiar faces in the dugout with him, all know the club well and bring different strengths to the backroom staff. Myself, Phil and the rest of the committee look forward to working with them.''