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New AFC Sudbury manager says club needs “evolution not revolution”

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By Matt Badcock

NEW AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley says the Bostik North club need “evolution not revolution”.

He replaces Jamie Godbold at the Suffolk club after deciding the chance to manage again was too good to turn down.

Morsley had moved upstairs at Bostik Premier outfit Needham Market, the club he led to the Ryman North title in 2015, in the close season, but soon realised he missed the dug-out.

His first game back will be Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Aylesbury United.

“The FA Trophy is an important game in terms of the potential financial inducements,” he said. “But there’s no pressure from the club there. The term I’ve used to a few people is that they want evolution, not revolution.

“That’s what they want and that suits me. They’re not giving me a war chest to spend. They’ve got an academy that needs to be utilised and it will be utilised. We’ll build on that and see where it takes us.”

Morsley had a watching brief for Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Maldon & Tiptree and has been busy watching the youth teams ahead of his first selection at the weekend.

And he says everyone has a chance to play.

“I’m going into the building and all the people we’ve got there we will take a look at,” Morsley said. “I took in the game on Tuesday night, I watched the U19s yesterday, we’ll train tonight and then I’ll watch the U18s in the FA Youth Cup.

“So I’ve potentially got 25 players to pick a team from. I’ll look at the whole scenario. It’s not necessarily that a player who played Tuesday or the previous Saturday who will start this Saturday. I’ve got to look at getting the balance right and going from there.”

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