Tamworth FC reinforce squad with double signing

Tamworth FC have completed a double swoop from Redditch United. Former Birmingham City trainee Lewis Wright will link up with his former boss Tim Harris at The Lamb. And Harris has also moved to sign attacking midfielder Tristan Dunkley. Director of football Harris, meanwhile, has vowed to get the club ‘moving forward’. The ex-Gloucester City boss says he is relishing the chance to work alongside head coach Mike Fowler. And he believes the pair will make a winning combination as the Lambs look for an immediate return to the National League North. “I’m looking forward to this challenge,” said Harris. “I have a great desire to achieve success here. “Tamworth is a decent club which should not be at this level. “It is though and we cannot change that. Sometimes you just have to take a step back to go two forward again. “So we have to get it moving forward again. “It will be a challenging league but Mike and I will be working very closely together, 24/7, standing toe-to-toe to get things right here. Clearly something was not quite right at the club last season for things to implode the way they did. “We have to start winning football matches again now to get things back on track.” Harris believes Fowler will benefit from having him on board next season. “I am really looking forward to working with Mike,” said Harris. “He’s a great lad with a terrific hunger to get Tamworth back to where it belongs. “In all aspects of a football club, relationships have to be good. “You have to have strong bonds and Mike and I have that. “I know his strengths and weaknesses and feel I can help him. “He’s an excellent coach and just needs that experience to lean on. “I was exactly the same. “As a young manager I had Brian Godfrey, the former Everton and Wales player, as my assistant at Cinderford and Newport. “I also worked with (former Nottingham Forest star) Colin Addison at Newport. “So I know the importance of having experience alongside a young coach.”

Tamworth FC have completed a double swoop from Redditch United.

Former Birmingham City trainee Lewis Wright will link up with his former boss Tim Harris at The Lamb.

And Harris has also moved to sign attacking midfielder Tristan Dunkley.

Director of football Harris, meanwhile, has vowed to get the club ‘moving forward’.

The ex-Gloucester City boss says he is relishing the chance to work alongside head coach Mike Fowler.

And he believes the pair will make a winning combination as the Lambs look for an immediate return to the National League North.

“I’m looking forward to this challenge,” said Harris. “I have a great desire to achieve success here.

“Tamworth is a decent club which should not be at this level.

“It is though and we cannot change that. Sometimes you just have to take a step back to go two forward again.

“So we have to get it moving forward again.

“It will be a challenging league but Mike and I will be working very closely together, 24/7, standing toe-to-toe to get things right here. Clearly something was not quite right at the club last season for things to implode the way they did.

“We have to start winning football matches again now to get things back on track.”

Harris believes Fowler will benefit from having him on board next season.

“I am really looking forward to working with Mike,” said Harris. “He’s a great lad with a terrific hunger to get Tamworth back to where it belongs.

“In all aspects of a football club, relationships have to be good.

“You have to have strong bonds and Mike and I have that.

“I know his strengths and weaknesses and feel I can help him.

“He’s an excellent coach and just needs that experience to lean on.

“I was exactly the same.

“As a young manager I had Brian Godfrey, the former Everton and Wales player, as my assistant at Cinderford and Newport.

“I also worked with (former Nottingham Forest star) Colin Addison at Newport.

“So I know the importance of having experience alongside a young coach.”

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