Farrel takes charge at Halifax

Last updated at 13:38 22 April 2004

Veteran forward Anthony Farrell has been appointed as caretaker coach of promotion-chasing Halifax.

The 35-year-old former Huddersfield, Sheffield, Leeds and Widnes prop, who came out of retirement to play for the LHF National League club this season, will be in temporary charge following the sacking of Tony Anderson.

"Anthony is a senior member of our squad and someone who all the players look up to," said Halifax football manager Paul Dixon.

"We also believe that he has the respect of the fans and is the ideal person to prepare and inspire the players until a permanent replacement is appointed."

Farrell, who coaches amateur team Huddersfield Sharks, is a full-time development officer in the Halifax club's schools and community programme.

Former Halifax coach Gary Mercer, currently in temporary charge of Castleford, and former Castleford and Wakefield half-back Brad Davis have been linked with the vacancy.

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