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Barton Town appoint ex-Barnsley, Grimsby, Bury, Chester player

Barton Town appoint ex-Barnsley, Grimsby, Bury, Chester player Nathan Jarman as their new manager, confirmed on Monday afternoon.

He takes over at a team who sat 9th in the 2020/21 season’s NCEL Premier Division after getting to play 11 of their fixtures.

He will be joined by fellow former Grimsby forward Danny North, who will be his new assistant, and they are aiming to go as high as possible.


Barton Town are delighted to announce the appointment of Nathan Jarman as our new Manager. The ex-Grimsby Town professional will be joined by Danny North, who comes in as his assistant.

Nathan has years of professional experience behind him, playing for the likes of Barnsley, Chester and most notably Grimsby Town. He spent three years at Gainsborough Trinity, making over 100 appearances while some may remember him from his spell at North Ferriby United, in which he scored 31 goals in 74 games for the Villagers.

His only recent management experience is a caretaker spell at Gainsborough Trinity in 2018, as well as being assistant to Steve Housham at Lincoln United over the 2019-20 season.

Danny is welcomed back to the Easy Buy Stadium after a brief spell with the club under Craig Denton in 2020. He scored five goals in 11 appearances for the Swans and now comes back as Nathan’s assistant for the 2021/22 season.

Danny is another ex-professional who played for Grimsby Town. He scored 17 goals in 81 games, but he made his name in Ireland, playing for St Patricks, Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers.

Nathan spoke about his appointment, his relationship with Danny, and his plans for the season ahead.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as manager after having a few meetings with the Directors and then a few meetings with the Chairman.

“I’ve known Northy since we were about 20, 21, and we’ve always had a good relationship, so I think we’ll be a good partnership. He’ll be involved on the playing side too but not as much.

“In terms of players we want to build on those we currently have at the club. Some were brought in under Dents (Craig Denton) and then Rob (Watson) brought some in. We won’t be discarding anyone; we’re not telling them they aren’t wanted. I’ll want to see them in training and get an opinion myself and then go from there really.

“The Chairman and Directors want progression as a club, and I want to win. I want us to win at all costs and win as many as we can. We’re going to aim as high as possible. Fans can expect our playing style to mirror my traits as a player. Hard working, aggressive, win at all costs. We’ll be well prepared and work on formations and set pieces.”

We’d like to wish Nathan and Danny the best of luck for the season ahead and welcome them both to the Easy Buy Stadium.


Senior career
2002–2007 – Barnsley – 15 games (0 goals)
2005–2006 → Bury (loan)
2007 → Worksop Town (loan) – 13 games (4 goals)
2007–2010 – Grimsby Town – 47 games (6 goals)
2010–2011 – Corby Town – 22 games (7 goals)
2011–2012 – Alfreton Town – 49 games (13 goals)
2012–2013 – Chester – 42 games (14 goals)
2013–2015 – North Ferriby United – 74 games (31 goals)
2015–2018 – Gainsborough Trinity – 101 games (28 goals)
2018–2019 – Mickleover Sports – 32 games (10 goals)
2019–2020 – Lincoln United – 5 games (0 goals)
2020–2021 – Frickley Athletic – 3 games (1 goal)


League One play-off winners: 2005–06

Grimsby Town
Football League Trophy runner up: 2007–08

Peter Swales Shield Winner 2012–13
Conference North Winner 2012–13
Cheshire Senior Cup Winner 2012–13

North Ferriby United
FA Trophy Winner 2014–15

Fans reacted as Barton Town appoint the ex-Barnsley, Grimsby, Bury, Chester player as their new manager…

@AaronCharles: I bet the referees are having nightmares already with these two on the touch line, in all seriousness, the best of luck

@SheezyClarke: All the best lads. I hope you’re both gonna be suited up on touchline 😅

@GavSax: Great appointment…All the very best Jarmo…top top man

@domroma: Northy when the chairman said smart he didn’t mean a tracky! The gaffers got a shirt on!

@Mrs_Lynn_Greeen: Welcome to the swans family Nathan, and good to have you back, Danny

@danielbarrett87: Congratulations men. Great duo. Look forward to the battles next season. @DannyNorth7 welcome to management

@GillyHare: Congratulations on your new appointment Nathan. Hope all goes well for you. x

@AndyClark5: Yes. You two. What a great management duo.

@krispygreen84: Nice one lads, best of luck

@will_stanser: Well done to you both, all the best lads

@JamieGrand84: Best of luck lads and congratulations on the appointment

@jhowes17: Time to grow up now lads 😂 All the best

@cawtey7: Good luck lads

@TomNewey_3: All the best fellas

@Chris_7_Jones: Good luck to the both of you

@GoingOnStruijk: All the best Nath @nathanjarman8

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