TRANMERE manager Les Parry finally handed over his day-to-day duties in the Prenton Park treatment room to a new physiotherapist this week.
Former Huddersfield Town physio Lee Martin, who boasts two decades of experience in football, has agreed to look after the health and fitness of the Rovers players for the remainder of the season.
The arrangement covers only Mondays to Friday because Martin has commitments to his own practice in home-town Huddersfield. So Parry will continue to double as the Tranmere sponge man on match days.
But the appointment frees up Parry to concentrate full-time on his duties as team boss and the number one priority of guiding Roves away from the League One danger zone.
The long-serving physio has been coping with a dual role since he succeeded the sacked John Barnes in early October, generating a steady improvement in team performances and results.
Parry said: “It has not been easy try to find the right person to come in to work as a physio because I needed someone who’s been in football.
“I know Lee well. He played in goal for Huddersfield, coached their goalkeepers and then became a physio.
“I needed someone I could push straight into the treatment room and leave him to get on with things. It was no good me bringing in a physio fresh from university. I would’ve been going back in every two minutes to check things out and to answer questions.
“With Lee I won’t need to do that. He knows how to handle players and he’s the world’s nicest lad, the type you could not dislike. It’s great to have him here.”