Interim manager Alex Morris says that raising standards is top of his priority list after succeeding David Artell as manager on Monday following the club’s relegation. Morris is only thinking on a short-term basis at the moment but the ambitious 39-year-old says that improving standards and preparation will make an instant and desired impact.
Morris told the club’s official website: “Standards are right on top of my priority list. They are very important and myself and the staff are big believers in it. If you don’t have that then all the technical and tactical things you talk to the players about is lost.
“We spoke at length as a staff about standards. There was a check list on what we can improve on and what we need to do and that was right at the top for me. The standards, the characteristics around the place and all the preparation during the week is a by-product of what happens on a matchday.
He added: “You become luckier by working harder and preparing properly. I have 18 years of working at this club in various roles and I have learnt from some great people. I have used a lot of it and I have also parked some of it to one side because it wasn’t for me, and I think that versatility will allow me to have an impact. “