Sheffield FC: Wadsworth hopes to become the first port of call for promising players

Mick Wadsworth has plans for Sheffield FC next season
Mick Wadsworth has plans for Sheffield FC next season
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Mick Wadsworth aims to exploit his vast network of contacts after being appointed manager of Sheffield FC.

The 63-year-old, who assisted Sir Bobby Robson during the former England chief’s reign at Newcastle, also boasts spells with the likes of Hartlepool, Huddersfield Town and Colchester on a hugely impressive CV.

Wadsworth told The Star: “We want, if it’s possible, to become the first port of call for those players who for one reason or another have to leave the professional clubs in our area. Be it permanently or even if they need to get out on loan.

“Hopefully, because of the reputation Sheffield FC enjoy, that’s something they’ll be interested in doing because they know we’ll coach them properly and school them in the right manner.”

Wadsworth’s most recent posting was at Sheffield United where he supported Chris Morgan during his spell as caretaker manager last season. Matthew Lowton, now of Aston Villa, cited a temporary transfer to the Coach and Horses Stadium as a turning point in his career after eventually establishing himself in the starting eleven at Bramall Lane.

Wadsworth, who has also worked with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the St Kitts and Nevis international teams, added: “There is already a good framework and some good players here. Our job now is to try and augment that.”

*Players interested in contacting Wadsworth should email chairmanrich@sheffieldfc.com with a brief resume.