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CARL Darlington has left his coaching role with TNS to join Wrexham as the club's new first team coach.

He will become part of the backroom staff at the Racecourse after four years with the Welsh Premier League champions.

Darlington first joined the Saints as assistant manager to Mike Davies in May 2010 from Airbus UK Broughton, where he had been assistant to Craig Harrison.

A UEFA A licensed coach, Darlington previously served as first team coach under joint managers Lee Jones and Wayne Phillips at Cefn Druids and is also technical programmes manager with the Welsh Football Trust.

"My decision to part company has been a very difficult one, but I leave the club in their strongest position in history," Darlington says.

"TNS are currently undefeated in over two years at home and remain undefeated in all competitions this season, which includes being 12 points clear in the WPL and in the league cup final.

"I can honestly say that the club have a very strong infrastructure and are in good hands with Craig Harrison, so it's now I look to move on.

"When one adventure finishes another one begins. I'm honoured to be approached by Kevin Wilkin and Wrexham FC, my home town team and can't wait to get started.

"I've been a Wrexham supporter all my life and know what this club mean to the fans. My aim and vision is to be part of the team that gets Wrexham back to the glory days."

TNS have appointed head of youth and former player Scott Ruscoe as assistant to Harrison.