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'It is Up To Us To Get The Best Out Of Ainley'

27 April 2022

Morris believes that he and his staff can see Callum reach his potential

Alex Morris believes that if he is to land the managerial job on a permanent basis, he could inspire the talented Callum Ainley to reach his true potential.

The club’s interim boss has worked closely with Ainley and many others in the current squad after spending the past 18 years of his life playing or working within our Academy structure.

The 38-year-old  said of Ainley: “I have coached Callum ever since he came into the club at aged 8 and a lot of my staff have worked with him over many years, so we know what he is capable of.

“He is a good player and is always eager to learn and get better. He has always trained properly and he has unfortunate because he has played a lot of his games out of his most natural position. His strongest position is as a number 10 in a 4-2-3-1 formation or as an eight in 4-3-3.

“You have to utilise his skills in the final third of the pitch and there has been good signs of that in the last three games. The stats have shown that he has more touches of the ball in the last three games than any previous and we have to give him that belief back because we know that is a talented player.

“What we need from Callum is for him to be even more consistent and for him to add more goals and assists to his game. He knows that next year has to be the year that he realises that potential and he becomes a really important player for us.

The interim boss added: “We have all seen it over many years and it is up to all of us to get the best of him going forward. “

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