Aiming to bring smiles back to Cobras fans

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New Clipstone FC manager Micky Taylor says he wants to put the smiles back on the faces of the fans and committee members.

Taylor will lead the Cobras in the East Midlands Counties League after their relegation from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

He said: “I’m excited for it all to start again.

“Me and my management team’s main objective is to be professional, competitive (competing for trophies) and, most of all, put the smiles back on the faces of the most important people in the club — the fans and the committee, who keep turning up week in week out to keep this fantastic football club going.”

Taylor, who joined after success at local rivals AFC Mansfield, said preparations for the 2018/19 campaign were well under way as the new management team — including assistant managers Danny Tighe and Matt Millns — welcomed players back for pre-season training.

The Cobras boss revealed work was going on behind the scenes to bring in further quality additions to the group.

Taylor said: “It has been a good summer so far. I have been away, caught a bit of sun, watched the World Cup and done a little bit of work too.

“Everyone needs that downtime, the supporters and committee need it too, but one thing that is always consistent is that we are looking forward to another campaign and hopefully a successful one.”

Taylor added: “I have spoken to Danny, Matt and some of the other lads and they are all. like me, excited to return.”