Gainsborough Trinity first team and goalkeeping coach Kevin Pressman

Former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman has joined Gainsborough Trinity as first team and goalkeeping coach.

The club announced on their website on June 5, that the ex-Owls shot-stopper would be joining Russ Wilcox’s backroom staff ahead of the upcoming 2024/25 Northern Premier League campaign.

A Mainstay at Hillsborough:

Pressman played close to 500 games for Wednesday during a 17 year stint at Hillsborough. He left the club in 2007, and went on to make a smattering of appearances across English football before his retirement.

After hanging up his boots, and gloves, he began coaching. The 56-year-old acquired a UEFA A Coaching License in 2007, and has since worked at clubs including Scunthorpe United, Millwall and Grantham Town.

Gainsborough Trinity first team and goalkeeping coach Kevin Pressman
Pressman has spent time coaching at Millwall. Credit: Gainsborough Trinity

Switching to The Northolme:

Pressman left his role as goalkeeping coach at Grantham last year, and returns to coaching alongside Wilcox, who he has worked with before.

He explained: “I worked with Russ at Scunthorpe and Northern Ireland, and have always stayed in touch over the years. I bring a lot of experience from my playing career, playing in the Premiership, and from my involvement with the England seniors.”

The move to the KAL Group Stadium means the former Owls ‘keeper will coach Josh Render, who came through the ranks at Wednesday’s academy.

Gainsborough Trinity's Josh Render
Pressman will be able to work with another former Owls man, in academy product Josh Render. Credit: Gainsborough Trinity

Manager Wilcox added that the appointment was a “massive coup” for the Holy Blues.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to bring Kevin Pressman in to the club as goalkeeping and first team coach… His knowledge, experience and know-how to the work moving forward will be invaluable to everyone at the football club.”

The reshuffles means both first team coach Darryn Stamp and goalkeeping coach Jamie Bradley exit Trinity at the end of their respective contracts. Stamp has served as a player, assistant and interim manager of various spells with Gainsborough.

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