Hereford have appointed Jamie Pitman as their manager until the end of the season.

The 34-year-old had been working as the npower League Two club's caretaker manager on a short-term contract following Simon Davey's sacking from Edgar Street in October, but he has now been handed the position until the end of the current campaign. Pitman - who began the season as the club's physio - will be joined by Lennie Lawrence, who has been appointed technical director.

"I've enjoyed my first two months as caretaker and appreciate the chance I've now been given but we've a real challenge ahead and to have somebody like Lennie on board is fantastic," Pitman told the club's official website.

Former Middlesbrough and Cardiff manager Lawrence added: "Football has been my life so I jumped at the chance to pass on some of my experience to a young manager like Jamie.

"He's in charge but it's my job to help guide him through some challenges that lie ahead."

Pitman will take permanent charge with his side rooted to the bottom of the Football League on 15 points from their opening 19 games.

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