Thursday, 24th July 2014

Former Wolves ace Murray joins Town

Bridgnorth Town have landed a coup by naming former Wolves star Matt Murray as the new goalkeeping coach.

Murray was due at training last night and will link up with Town boss, and former Wolves team-mate, Mark Clyde.

And the Crown Medow chief said he was delighted with the appointment.

“I was speaking to Matt at his testimonial dinner and he said if there was any way he could me out just to get in touch.

“He’s doing his coaching badges at the moment so it’s a win-win situation.”

Bridgnorth were beaten 1-0 at Tipton last time out but Clyde was quick to own up to the defeat.

He said: “Without being too harsh on the players it was more my mistake this weekend.

“We approached the game with a different idea but it never panned out.

“We were worried about their system and the long throw ins, so we tried something different but we still couldn’t deal with it.

“We didn’t change an awful lot and we still set up the same way, but the lads have been playing really well over the last five games so maybe it was a little too much too fast”

Clyde said he had been impressed with his young charges in training this week and believed they would bouce straight back.

“We were on a really good run and they have done everything I’ve asked of them,” he said.

“We’ve had to take a bit of back step but it’s still only one defeat in the last five games. It’s important to keep little runs like that going because it can make all the difference come the end of the season.

“We’ll take the positive training session into tomorrow’s game because the lads have been superb.

“It might take a couple of games for them to settle into a new system but I believe both the players and the backroom staff will benefit in the long run.”