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Wade Elliott


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Wade Elliott became the manager in the summer of 2022, and had spent the previous two years as a first team coach at the club.

During his time at Burnley, he played over 250 times for the Turf Moor club and scored the winning goal in the 2009 Championship play-off final against Sheffield United to secure promotion to the Premier League.

He had earlier started his career in non-league football at Bashley and would go onto embark on a playing spell in the game that saw him represent AFC Bournemouth over 200 times, enjoy a spell at Birmingham City that included playing in the Europa League, and at the end of his playing days at Bristol City.

He moved up to the coaching staff at Ashton Gate when he retired, leading their under-21s side, and in 2016 had a spell in caretaker charge of the first team.

Upon his departure from Bristol City he worked in the academy at Forest Green Rovers before taking on the under-23s assistant manager role at Stoke City, later becoming manager of the under-23s set-up at the Potters.