BOWERS & Pitsea have announced James Collins as their new manager.

Collins replaces Rob Small in charge of the Isthmian Premier League side.

And Bowers’ director of football Paul Hayes is pleased with the appointment.

“We are so pleased and excited to have James as our new manager,” said Hayes.

“He comes with a wealth of experience as a manager having previously managed Cray Valley, Chatham Town where he won two cups and most recently Faversham.”