Llandudno Junction have today announced that Chris Morrell has agreed to become the club’s boss for the remainder of the 2017/18 Huws Gray Alliance season.
Junction recently parted with former manager Iain Bennett, after the club started the season in dire form. The Llandudno side are yet to pick up a win in the league campaign, and sit rooted to the bottom of the table.
Morrell has a high pedigree in the game, having amassed coaching experience with Llandudno FC in the JD Welsh Premier League. Morrell has not taken up any roles since he departed the club upon the arrival of manager Iwan Williams at the North Walian outfit.
However, Morrell has now returned to the game, as he takes charge of Junction for the remainder of the season, with the hope of retaining the club’s Tier 2 status. Morrell will be keen to allay any fears of relegation, and despite no wins in 18 attempts, there remains a glimmer of hope for the side, as they find themselves only 12 points from safety.
The new manager will need an immediate impact however, starting with this weekend’s test against Holywell Town. The following week will offer Junction the opportunity to pick up an important three points, as they travel to face FC Queen’s Park, who sit just two points above Junction.
The club announced the new appointment on Facebook and stated:
“Llandudno Junction F.C have today agreed to bring Chris Morrell on board as first team manager as they look to see out the remainder of the season in the Huws Gray Alliance.
Chris has been out of club football since leaving his post with Llandudno FC and is keen to get back to everyday running of club football.
Chris has been linked with the club many times in the past and he is looking forward to getting started and is fully aware of the task ahead in what has proven to be a challenging season to date.
Chris has a host of previous experience at clubs across the area which includes Llandudno, St Asaph, Meliden and Prestatyn where he was director of their academy.”
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