Cheltenham Town have parted company with goalkeeping coach Barry Richardson.

The former Lincoln City and Doncaster Rovers number one, who had also served as Cheltenham's substitute goalkeeper for much of the season, has been released from his non-contract registration.

Barry joined the Robins at the start of the season having previously served Nottingham Forest as goalkeeping coach and was recommended to then manager Martin Allen by the PFA. He took part in the club's pre-season programme and also appeared in a number of reserve team games as well as training the club's goalkeepers twice a week and appearing on the bench for the first team.


He is credited with helping Scott Brown to develop his game this season but the decision has now been taken to operate without a goalkeeping coach for the remaining four months of the campaign. The aim is to re-appoint a goalkeeping coach next season.

Young professional goalkeeper Will Puddy is currently on loan at Oxford City but could be recalled, while second year Scholarship player Joe Perry has also appeared on the bench for the first team.

"I'd like to thank Barry for all his work and during the short time I've been here he's done a great job with the goalkeepers," said manager Mark Yates.

"Unfortunately we've had to make a change for the rest of the season but I wish Barry all the very best for the future and he is a very good coach."