Former Gillingham, AFC Wimbledon and Havant & Waterlooville striker Danny Kedwell swaps Westleigh Park to take first management step at Cray Wanderers

Striker Danny Kedwell has swapped the Hawks to take his first step into management with Cray Wanderers.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 3:41 pm
Danny Kedwell in action for the Hawks last season. Picture: Neil Marshall (160121-182)

The former Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon forward, who had two separate spells at Westleigh Park in the past two coronavirus pandemic-hit seasons, has been unveiled as the Isthmian League Premier Division side's new boss.

Kedwell, 37, holds a UEFA A licence coaching qualification and will also be registered as a player next season with the seventh tier London club.

The prolific forward takes up the managerial role left by Tony Russell, who quit Cray after six years as boss last month due to personal reasons.

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Hawks boss Paul Doswell first signed Kedwell in the summer of 2019 where he netted 11 goals in 25 National League South appearances in the scrapped 2019-20 campaign.

Kedwell then returned to the club for a brief spell prior to the null and voiding of the season earlier this year having originally left the Westleigh Park club to join Hollands & Blair last summer.

The striker was one of the most prolific non-league strikers before earning a move to League Two Gillingham in 2011.

Kedwell registered 45 goals in 126 appearances for the Gills across a four-year stay which included finishing as the club's top scorer - striking 16 times - in their 2012-13 League Two title-winning campaign.