BRADFORD (PARK AVENUE) have appointed former Kettering Town boss Marcus Law as their new interim manager, with former Huddersfield Town midfielder Lee Fowler as his assistant.

The experienced pair will be in charge for tomorrow's home game with Kidderminster Harriers following the shock dismissal of Garry Thompson after just two National League North games.

Law spent the last four seasons with Kettering, gaining promotion last campaign to the National League North by winning the Southern League Central title before resigning in June.

Park Avenue owner Gareth Roberts said: “Marcus is regarded as having steadied the footballing affairs at Kettering after years of financial turmoil whilst building the club back up through the non-League pyramid.

“He has a good record of developing players playing winning football. After the news about Garry and a game against Kidderminster this weekend we felt we had to act quickly so that we can plan whilst still having time to make changes to the squad.”

A former professional goalkeeper, Law made two appearances for Bristol Rovers in the Football League in the mid-nineties before moving into non-league.

After a hip injury forced him to retire early, Law, who holds a UEFA B license, developed his coaching credentials and has built up a strong reputation within the game.

Following a first spell as Kettering boss, Law guided Tamworth to an FA Cup third round clash against Everton in 2012 and worked alongside former Leeds United boss David Hockaday at Forest Green before managing Chasetown and then returning to Kettering in June 2015.

His assistant Fowler enjoyed a long playing career in the professional game, including a spell with Huddersfield under Peter Jackson from 2003-06. Scarborough, Burton and Newport are among a host of other clubs the Welsh under-21 international played for.

He has also managerial experience, having recently guided Ilkeston Town to the Midland Football Premier Division title last season.