Worsbrough boss has eyes on top ten

Worsbrough Bridge manager Lee Morris (right) with first team coach Mickey Thompson

Lee Morris believes his Worsbrough Bridge squad is the best since the Chris Hilton era and has his sights set on the top ten.

But he has warned that side’s defending has to improve if they move up from the lower reaches of the Toolstation NCEL Division One table to a loftier position.

“I want to finish in the top ten,” Morris told Non League Yorkshire.

“Every season that I’m a manager, I want to better the previous season. Last season we finished seventh and I want to better that.

“If we are going to do that we need to drastically change the way we defend. To concede six twice already, I’ve got to look at that and look at it closely.

“My teams shouldn’t be conceding six goals, not with how we set up and with the players we have in this squad.

“I think it is the strongest squad Worsbrough have had for many a year and we will give it a good go and see where it takes us.”

Worsbrough conceded six at Dronfield Town on the opening day and against Hall Road Rangers in the FA Vase last week. 

Their only win has come against Parkgate, but it should be pointed that it was the only game that Worsbrough have had a full-strength side out on the field.

But given that his first team coach Mickey Thompson was a title-winning defender with Bradford (Park Avenue) in his day, he is very concerned with the goals against count. Thompson’s pedigree as a top former Non League defender is strengthened as he was also at the heart of Emley’s defence when they gave Premier League West Ham the fright of their life in 1998.

“I said to the players before Sunday’s game that driving to the game, I don’t what Worsbrough team is going to turn up,” he said.

“Is it going to the one that turned up at Dronfield (on the opening day) or Sunday? Or is it is going to be the one who beat Parkgate so comfortably? I don’t know the answers and that’s the most frustrating thing about being manager of this club at the moment.

“I think Mickey has been pulling his hair out over our defending, but we work hard and tirelessly with the lads in training and we’ll improve.”

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