SEAN Pemberton and Jazz Richards take charge of Haverfordwest County at Bala Town on Saturday as the club’s search for a new manager continues.

Wayne Jones resigned from the Bridge Meadow Stadium top job last weekend after seeing the Bluebirds lose 4-1 to Flint Town United and drop to 11th in the JD Cymru Premier.

Known as ‘Wolvesey’, Jones, who had two spells in the Haverfordwest hotseat and was appointed first-team boss in September 2018 and led the side to two top-three finishes in Cymru South.

Under Jones, County were promoted back to the top flight in 2020 after Cymru South champions Swansea University were denied a tier one licence.

“I know that it is time for me to stand down after recent defeats, and as we drove back from Flint Town United I finally made that decision, and on arriving home I contacted the club chairman and told him I was going to resign,” Jones told Pembrokeshire Sport.

“He told me to sleep on it, which I did, but today (Sunday) I have contacted all the players, coaches and other staff individually so that they understood why I was standing down.

“I wished them every success because they are a smashing squad who have built up a great camaraderie and whilst my involvement at the Bridge Meadow Stadium is over, I will be popping down to cheer them on sometimes in the future.

“I would like to place on record my appreciation for the support given to me by Rob Edwards as chairman, all the staff at The Bridge Meadow, the supporters and the local press.”

After accepting Jones resignation, chairman Edwards said: “It is with a heavy heart that we part company with Wayne.

“He has a long and successful affiliation with the club as a player, coach and first-team manager, and will go down as one of Haverfordwest County’s finest.

“I feel very privileged to have been able to work with Wayne, and have never come across such a genuine, dedicated and hard-working person.”

A statement from the Bluebirds added: “All at the club would like to place on records its sincere gratitude for what Wayne has done for the club over the years, and he will always be welcome back to The Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium at any time.”

County have 15 points from as many games this season but go to Bala just six behind the Lakesiders who sit sixth.

Jones is the third Cymru Premier manager to vacate his position this season following Andy Morrison at Connah's Quay Nomads and Niall McGuinness at Cefn Druids.