Manager Martin Carruthers has expressed his delight at signing a new two-year contract with Ilkeston Town.

The Robins boss has committed further to the club having so far overseen two campaigns that have been brought to a premature halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But promising signs have been evident throughout both of those seasons and Carruthers wants to build on that once football finally returns again in the summer.

He said: “Even before the latest lockdown I was keen to get us tied into a new deal.

“It’s a fantastic football club and I can’t thank the chairman and investors enough for the support and backing they’ve given me. It gives me the confidence to know I can go into the next season with a good squad of players, with the backing from above, and they’ve given me everything they can to help me be successful and drive the club forwards which is the only ambition now.

“It’s a statement of intent from the club that we’re the team to take them forward and get them promotion and get it back where it belongs.”