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Young Management Team Looking to Learn from Wilson

4 June 2016

Danny Wilson has 1,035 games in management to his name, and the younger members of the coaching set-up know they have an opportunity to garner some insight from the manager.

After Ritchie Humphreys' move into the coaching set-up this summer it means that along with Chris Morgan there are two coaches in their thirties in the management squad.

Both men have worked under Wilson before, and are aware of the knowledge they can glean from the Spireites boss, as well as each other.

Humphreys said: “I’m learning from Danny, this is the third time I’ve worked with him. I played with him at Sheffield Wednesday and was captain for him at Hartlepool but working this closely with him is brilliant for me, as well as with Chris Morgan who I’ve known for a long time - we played against each other even at junior levels. 

“We’re relatively young as a staff, we’re all learning from Danny and the thousand plus games he’s experienced and now I’m really enthusiastic about the coming season."

For Humphreys, the coaching role also comes with a continued position as a player, and it's a dual job the 37-year-old is excited to get his teeth into.

“I’m really looking forward to it," he explained. "Football will always throw up new challenges for you, things change when you’re a player and, as I’ve found it in the last six months from more of a coaching side, things change on a daily basis there too. 

“You plan things all out but then you get a couple of illness or injuries, perhaps even the training ground’s frozen – whatever comes up you have to deal with it, that’s part of coaching. 

“People might think it’s awkward in the changing room as a coach when you’ve been a player, but that sort of thing doesn’t bother me. I’m there to help Chris Morgan, the gaffer and then the players in there with any knowledge or expertise that I can pass on from my last 20 years as a player. I want to do that for them and for the football club."

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