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Witton Albion managers won't hold back in quest for promotion
10:53am Thursday 21st July 2011 in Sport
WITTON Albion’s new management pair will work harder than anybody else to help their team to the front of the promotion race next season.
That’s the view of fans’ favourite Mike Moseley, who last month agreed to become right hand man to boss Brian Pritchard for the forthcoming Evo-Stik Northern Premier League campaign.
“We’ll give everything we’ve got,” he vowed this week.
“Nobody wants Witton to be successful more than we do and that’s the approach we want the players to have too.”
Moseley, who missed the whole of last season after breaking his right leg during the previous one, is a long-time friend and teammate of Pritchard at Wincham Park.
He replaces Dave MacPherson, who blamed work commitments for walking out.
“I’ve known Brian for a long time and there’s a mutual respect between us,” he said.
“It didn’t take much arm-twisting for me to say yes when he asked me to be his assistant; Id have been a fool to turn down the offer.
“I’ve always had in the back of my mind a plan to coach when I stopped playing and this is an opportunity for me to start along that path.”
He plans to use money from a collection made by Witton supporters following his injury to pay for a coaching course.
But the 32-year-old, who has scored more than 150 goals for Albion, refuses to hang up his boots just yet.
He said: “I’m signing on. I think I still have something to offer on the field and want to play if I can get fit again; progress has been slow but I’ve been doing bits and bobs in pre-season.”
Witton host Football Conference club Droylsden in a friendly at Wincham Park tomorrow, Thursday, before heading to neighbours Winsford next Tuesday.
They will start the new season next month at home to Ossett Albion, their foes in the FA Cup preliminary round, before trips to Mossley and then Wakefield.