TADCASTER Albion boss Curtis Woodhouse has resigned from his post as the club's manager in order to take up the hotseat at Gainsborough Trinity.

Woodhouse took charge of Tadcaster during the summer and has since led Albion to second place in the Northern Premier League north/west division.

Both he and assistant Martin Foster have left to take charge of strugglers Gainsborough, who sit second-from-bottom in the NPL premier division - the tier above Tadcaster.

Former York City junior Woodhouse replaces young manager Liam King, 31, who will remain in a coaching capacity at the club.

Ex-York City goalkeeper Michael Ingham and Steve Waide will take charge of tonight's West Riding County Cup tie against Goole.

Thus far in the league, Albion have won six, drawn two and lost one of their first nine games.

They sit just four points off the top, having played three games less than leaders Workington, and boast the division's best defence.

A statement on the Tadcaster website read: "We wish to place on record our thanks for what Curtis and Martin have done for the club in their short time with us.

"Further details on the vacant manager’s position will be made in due course."

Woodhouse said: "I’d just like to place on record my thanks to Tadcaster for giving me the opportunity to manage the football club.

"I absolutely loved my short spell at the club.

"It hasn’t been an easy decision at all to leave and one I mulled over and over but in the end I just felt I couldn’t turn down the opportunity given to me.

"I’d like to place on record my sincere thanks to the fans that have really backed myself and the team.

"Also, I’d like to thank the lads that have been nothing short of incredible, game after game they have put sweat on the shirt and deserved all the plaudits.

"I’ll always have a soft spot for what is a fantastic club.”