Turnbull ready for Morpeth challenge

New Morpeth Town manager Stephen Turnbull says he won’t fix what isn’t broken in succeeding Nick Gray.

Turnbull, 33, was immediately announced as Gray’s replacement upon his resignation on Friday, having served under him as assistant at Craik Park.

He told the club’s official website: “Things are going well for Morpeth, why would I come in and change things?

“There will be little tweaks because I have my own ideas. The way Nicky, Dave Malone and Jon (McDonald) have done things over the years, who am I to come in and change when they have been so successful?

“If something isn’t broke, why try and fix it?

“My ambition for this season is to win one game at a time, concentrate on the first game of the season then move on to the second one. It’s a cliché but one game at a time.

“If we get things right, with the players we’ve got, we’ll be there or thereabouts in the top six. But, for me, it is one game at a time.”

Midfielder Turnbull, who counts Blyth Spartans, Gateshead and Hartlepool United amongst his former clubs, will stay registered as a player for the 2020/21 season.

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