STEVE KENWORTHY is staying with AFC Emley, and in further boosts for the Welfare Ground club, both Craig Marsh and assistant manager Grant Crookes say they will remain loyal.
Former Town junior and Wakefield FC striker Kenworthy, AFC’s skipper and their 11-goal top scorer, is a target of UniBond League Ossett Albion.
And Northern Counties East League First Division rivals Worsbrough Bridge and Eccleshill United are the teams after defender Marsh and Crookes.
Barnsley club Worsbrough, from whom AFC boss Ian Banks recently signed striker Craig Wilkinson, slapped in a seven-day notice on Marsh.
Meanwhile struggling Bradford side Eccleshill, stuck at the foot of the table alongside Worsbrough, wanted Crookes to become their new manager.
But Crookes paid tribute to the squad built at Emley, and the excellent back-up from the newly-formed reserve side, playing under Darren Hepworth in the West Riding County Amateur League.
"Togetherness within the team is second to none, and we are enjoying all aspects of the training and matches coupled with the support of the committee and our very loyal fans," said Crookes.
"I’m staying here, and it’s great news that the other two are as well."
AFC now aim to focus on football and bounce back from Tuesday’s 4-2 setback at Barton Town Old Boys, which left the Huddersfield side sixth.
They head to third-bottom Hemsworth MW tomorrow (3.00) with a doubt over forward Lee Hill, who injured a thigh against Barton.