Tadcaster’s new club manager Michael Morton says Albions aims match his own after he was appointed to the role writes Tom Feaheny.
Morton will work with assistant manager Simon Collins and former Leeds United, Preston North End and Sheffield United striker Richard Cresswell, who has been promoted to Technical Director for i2i Sports.
Morton who is also currently the i2i Football academy manager which is part of the group that owns the club revealed the new position was only offered to him recently.
“It was over the weekend, it was quite short notice, the chairman and everyone at i2i were talking about their plans and asked if we would be interested in getting involved in the first team, we jumped at the chance.
“Billy Miller has left to spend a bit more time with his family, he helped stabilize this club in the league after gaining promotion. It is our job to carry on with that job.”
“I know everyone here already, it will help with the transition. I work with the owners each day and with Richard Cresswell who gives us a good amount of experience.”
As part of his role with the i2i academy, Morton has seen players move onto League football. Looking at some of the players he picked out some noticeable names.
“We’ve had a lot of success with the academy, with Ronaldo Vieira who has got his England under 20 call-up, he deserves that for what he has done. We’ve also had Alfie Beestin who is at Doncaster Rovers and there are others who will be able to make that step up.”
With that academy set-up in place Morton believes it puts them in a good position.
“I look at what we have, I think it’s one of the best in the North of England for non-league. I think there are some clubs that don’t even have the academy. It means we can produce good players give them game time and see what happens.”
Looking at the future Morton says that with time to get the club ready for a push they can go far.
“The owners have made it clear they want to be in the National League North in the future. It will take some work but for us I’d like us to be promoted to the Evo-Stik Premier in the next two to three years. I think that is achievable.”
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