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Rod Stringer commits future as Welling close in on National League South safety

Rod Stringer and assistant Kevin Watson have committed their futures to Welling United for the 2024-25 season.

The duo have guided the Wings from relegation trouble to 17th in the National League South, overseeing a run of just two defeats in 15 league games and picking up 27 points in the process.

Welling are eight points clear of the bottom four and have four games left to play this season.

Stringer said: “We came in with the club in a precarious position and with the task to keep them in this division. We’re really pleased with how these last few months have gone and, although the job isn’t done yet, we’re confident that we’ve got ourselves in a really good position with four games left and will, hopefully, be able to look forward to another season of National League South football.

“Having spoken to Howard, we’ve been really pleased with the vision and the way the club will be moving forward alongside the fanbase. We felt it was only right to commit our future to next season and, hopefully, the foreseeable future.

“We’re looking forward to continuing this journey. We want to finish as high as we can and then we’ll start building for the new season.”

Welling chairman Howard Prosser added: “Everyone at Welling United has been so pleased with the job that both Rod and Kevin have done since coming in and we’re so pleased that they have committed their future to us.

“The feel-good factor around Park View Road has been phenomenal in these last few months and I would like to thank Rod and Kevin for their hard work. I’m very much looking forward to the future, working alongside the management team, the staff and the supporters of this club to continue to move Welling forward in the right direction.”

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