Wingate & Finchley chairman Aron Sharpe believes the appointment of Gary Meakin as manager will help the club continue to develop young players and play attractive football.

The former Northwood boss was announced as the Blues new manager on Friday and takes over at the club following Dave Norman's resignation.

Sharpe stated that he had spoken to four "talented young" managers but felt that Meakin was the person to take charge at Wingate.

Sharpe confirmed: "I received many phone calls and emails regarding the job. However, there were only certain managers that I wanted to talk to and I was fortunate that I have had the opportunity to chat formally with four tremendously talented young managers.

"Dave Norman was always going to be a hard act to follow but I have the right man to replace him in Gary Meakin.

"As I have always said, the club is one that develops players and managers to fulfill their potential and play attractive football.

"I will always look for people who rely on their own ability to spot talent in youngsters and players who have not yet received the opportunity to play at Ryman Premier level - Gary promotes these elements of youth development and playing attractive football.

"I am also thankful for the manner in which the Northwood chairman has handled our discussions this week."