The Bears are looking to reduce the size of their coaching staff to save £40,000 and merge the jobs of second team coach and emerging players coach. This pits Keith Piper and Dougie Brown against each other. Both have to reapply for this new job and of course someone is going to miss out.
The word is that Dougie will be the chosen one and Keith will miss out after 20 years with the club as a player and coach. Its sad for Keith but predictable that the coaching jobs would merge. When Dougie's role was announced last year i was a bit confused about what his role actually was. Merged with the 2nd XI coaching job it actually now makes sense.