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"It's A Great Opportunity For Us"

5 May 2017

Port Vale’s new assistant manager, Chris Morgan, has expressed his delight in joining Michael Brown’s new backroom team as they prepare for the new season.

Morgan is well known for his time at Sheffield United where he made 279 appearances during a nine-year spell for The Blades.

He started his playing career off with Barnsley where he made his Premier League debut in 1998 before joining United in 2003. He was soon appointed captain as he led the club to England’s top division in 2006.

His leadership and passion is well respected by his previous clubs where he has previously been enjoying a first-team coaching role with Chesterfield last season.

Following his appointment, the former central defender says he can’t wait to start building a squad that will challenge for promotion to League One next season.

He said: “I’ve known Michael from his playing days at Sheffield United.

“We felt that we could keep the club in League One but it wasn’t meant to be through one issue or another, but we’re looking forward to concentrating on building a squad that will challenge for promotion next season.”

Morgan and Brown will be assisted by former Republic of Ireland International, Dave Kelly, as the trio prepare to plan for pre-season.

“It’s a great opportunity for us!

“When Michael first rang me in February time to come down, there were a few problems that I need to sort out at Chesterfield but it was something I have always wanted to do.”

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