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Friday, 24 October 2014

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Jenkins offers his experience

By Amanda Little

ANDREW Jenkins has pledged to offer prospective new owner Fred Story the benefit of his 44 years experience on the Carlisle United board.

Jenkins will return as club chairman under Story’s new regime - 12 years after stepping down from the role following Michael Knighton’s arrival at Brunton Park.

The boss of Carlisle firm Pioneer Foods, who was vice-chairman to John Courtenay, is delighted the club is back in local hands, even though he developed a close association with the out-going Irish owner.

“All the directors are from Carlisle or Cumbria so we will all be giving 100 per cent,” said Jenkins.

“The big thing is that Fred is a local person and everybody I’ve spoken to thinks it’s great the club is back in local hands.

“Fred asked the other directors’ advice and they thought I was the most suitable person to be chairman because of my experience and length of time I’ve been here.

“I have assured Fred I will give him 100 per cent as I have with everybody.

“I feel a bit sore about John because we had a good friendship and everybody loved him.

“I’m sorry to see him go but we are very fortunate to have Fred Story at the club.”

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