MARTIN Thomas has stepped down from the role as joint manager of Lye Town.

Craig Harris, who was joint boss with Thomas, will now take sole charge of first team affairs at Stourbridge Road.

Lye have not won in eight matches and fallen to 14th place in the Midlands Football League's Premier Division following last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Stourport Swifts.

A meeting between Thomas, Harris and chairman Brian Blakemore resulted in Thomas relinquishing his position.

He will, however, stay involved with the club in a comercial capacity.

Blakemore said: "We have had to take into account the recent results and we decided that we needed a fresh approach.

"It was a collective decision between the three of us. I think now is the time to give Craig his head and see what he can do.

"Martin has done fantastically well for the club over the last seven years and, as joint-boss with Darren Goodall, was instrumental in getting us out of the West Midlands Premier League and establishing us at this level.

"But, like everything in football, we think now is the right time to have a reshuffle."