Stirling Lions have turned to experienced former Sorrento coach Trevor Morgan as they look to move off the bottom of the NPL WA table.
Sorrento go into Saturday’s Round Nine clash with Inglewood United at Macedonia Park three points adrift and with a goal difference of -19.
Morgan, who replaces Keegan Ashley as Head Coach, will be in charge until August when he will return to his post as assistant coach of Indian Super League side FC Pune.
“I saw the job was advertised, I applied and I got the position,” Morgan said.
“I was at training last night (Thursday) but just had a look. I will have a better idea of where we are at after Satuday’s game.”
English-born Morgan, who has also coached in Malaysia and Singapore as well as the Bhutan national side, said despite Stirling’s position he was targeting a top half of the table finish.
“That’s not being unrealistic,” he said. “Once we get a lot of our players back from injury we will be in a better position. For now it’s about staying in touch.”
Morgan is also hoping to strengthen his squad in the upcoming transfer window, sounding out Bayswater City and Perth Glory among others about potential players.
Morgan is scheduled to leave Stirling in August to return to India where he is assistant to Phil Brown, with whom he worked at Hull City in the Premier League.
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Saturday, May 11 (3pm)
Cockburn City v Perth Glory (Dalmatinac Park)
ECU Joondalup v Floreat Athena (ECU Football Stadium)
Perth SC v Armadale (Dorrien Gardens – Live Stream)
Rockingham City v Bayswater City (SafeRad Stadium – Live Stream)
Sorrento v Balcatta (Percy Doyle Reserve)
Stirling Lions v Inglewood United (Macedonia Park)