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TONY Pennock has joined Aberystwyth Town as assistant manager, enabling the club to achieve the FAW domestic licence.

The Seasiders were informed by the FAW on Wednesday afternoon that manager Wayne Jones' qualification as an 'A' Licence candidate had expired and acted quickly to enlist Pennock, whose Pro Licence qualification ensures that the Black & Greens conform with the licensing criteria.

After joining Hull City as academy coach in 2014, Pennock was promoted to first team coach under former boss Mike Phelan, but was sacked three months later when the Tigers installed Marco Silva as manager.

"Although offered the opportunity to return to his original position as Academy manager, Tony has chosen to move on and seek a fresh challenge," said a statement from the club.

A Welsh semi-professional international goalkeeper best known for his heroics for Farnborough (where he won a Ryman League Premier Division medal) against Arsenal in the FA Cup, Pennock played for Stockport, Wigan, Hereford, Yeovil and Rushden & Diamonds before returning to his native Wales to join Carmarthen Town.

He signed for Newport County in October 2005 and was appointed manager of the Welsh semi-pros in January 2007, managing Port Talbot between April and November of the same year.

Pennock returned to the Steelmen for a one-off appearance in 2008/9, moving to Aberaman Athletic in January 2010 and then joining Neath as cover for Craig Morris in January 2011, making a total of 76 WPL appearances.