CHIPPENHAM Town have lost a fixture but gained a head coach after Gary Horgan stepped into the Hardenhuish Park role as today's National League South clash at Poole Town was postponed.

Horgan, 40, will work alongside boss Mark Collier following the controversial departure of Collier's assistant Tom Jones earlier this week.

Jones was an integral part of Town's recent success after arriving at Hardenhuish Park in 2013 and helped them win the Southern League Premier title last season.

But he was removed from his role in changes instigated by chairman Neil Blackmore this week, with squad member Horgan now becoming head coach for the squad.

He will be assisted by Jason Matthews who also retains his goalkeeping coach role.

Blackmore said: “Gary brings a wealth of playing experience is keen to pass on his knowledge to the team, he will work closely with Mark as he embarks on his coaching career.”

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds' crunch National League South clash on the south coast was called off this morning after a pitch inspection at Poole.

Chippenham are due to host Braintree Town at Hardenhuish Park next Saturday.