ECCLESHILL United have moved swiftly to replace boss Sean Regan with the appointment of Lee Elam.

The Eagles were approached by the former Bradford City Academy coach yesterday morning and have wasted no time in snapping up the FA A-Licensed coach.

Bradford-born Elam, who heads up the Bradford-based Pro Elite Academy, has plenty of experience behind him as a player, having featured for a host of clubs in the upper echelons of non-league, including Southport, Exeter City, Northwich Victoria and Harrogate Town.

He has also played locally for Albion Sports and Bradford Park Avenue.

A club statement read: "Eccleshill United are thrilled with the appointment and would like to wish Lee and his future backroom staff the very best.

"Elam will be taking the Eagles on into pre-season and the NCEL Premier Division campaign in which we look forward to seeing him and the side excel."