BRIDPORT manager Rich Robson has resigned from the club "with immediate effect" after just 10 games of the 2019/20 season.

Following a meeting of the Bees' committee, Robson exited St Mary's Field with his successor due to be announced on Monday.

It is understood a new boss and number two have already been appointed and will be assisting with team duties at Chipping Sodbury tomorrow (3pm).

Bees' chairman Adrian Scadding said: "We were disappointed with the results, so we had to have a meeting last night with the whole committee.

"Rich went before the committee and explained how things were going. It went on for about three quarters of an hour.

"He decided he would resign because he couldn't get the standard of players for the quality of football we're in, which is fair enough - he admitted it.

"We gave him a try as he was young and wanted to progress, we were all for it. But things didn't work out.

"Bridport Football Club wish Rich and Ryan (Dovell, assistant) all the success in what they're going to do in the future."

In a brief statement on Twitter, Bridport said: "Following a meeting with the committee of @Bridportfc , manager @richrobson514 has left the club with immediate effect. A new manager is likely to be named on Monday."

Under Robson's leadership, Bridport had lost eight of 10 matches, winning just once - a 2-1 victory at Cadbury Heath in late August.

Robson and assistant-manager Dovell - whose playing future has yet to be decided - had taken over from the popular Adam Fricker and Paddy Behan after the former's decision to step down at the end of last season.

Fricker's vacation of the managerial hotseat preceded a mass exodus of players, leaving Robson and Dovell with a huge rebuilding task.