Morrison extends Nomads stay as club begin transition of full time status

Connah’s Quay Nomads manager Andy Morrison has extended his stay at the Deeside Stadium as the club begin preparations for full time status.

The former Manchester City captain has been at the club since being appointed as manager back in 2015 following his step-up from assistant manager at Airbus UK and the club have worked to tie down the 46 year-old to a further three years.

Morrison has overseen a remarkable rise since taking over, having guided them out of a Welsh Premier League relegation battle into the Europa League Second Round of Qualifying.

They will also take part for the first time, in the Irn Bru Cup after finishing second in the Welsh top flight, their highest league finish in their history.

Morrison himself says he is aware of his work and wants to continue the job he has done at the Nomads, building them as a force in Welsh football.

“I’m delighted to commit to The Nomads for another three years. The work we have done in the past 18 months has established the Club as a major force in Welsh Football.”

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Chairman Gary Dewhurst who reverted the club’s name back to Connah’s Quay Nomads this summer, says he has seen a dramatic improvement of the club since Morrison’s appointment when speaking to the clubs official website.

“Since Andy took the reins at The Nomads in November 2015, the fitness and performance levels of the first team have improved dramatically.

When you add in the resilience and belief he has instilled into the players, not to mention the detailed pre-game planning and in-game coaching, it makes a powerful combination and it is no surprise to me we’ve enjoyed the success we’ve had over the last 18 months.”

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As well as the news of Morrison’s decision to stay at the club, the Nomads now have plans to begin a two season process of bringing the club into full time status, a move that could help the club in the long term as they look to challenge Champions The New Saints for the Welsh Premier League title.

The initial process will see the clubs player recruitment have more extensive trials, as well as the scouting system being more extensive. It is expected that the club will tie down a number of players to full-time contracts in the near future.

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