Greygoose determined to help Mildenhall progress

NEW SIGNING: Luke Parkinson, pictured playing for Newmarket Town last season, has left the Jockeys to join
NEW SIGNING: Luke Parkinson, pictured playing for Newmarket Town last season, has left the Jockeys to join

Dean Greygoose has revealed his determination to guide Mildenhall Town out of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

The 50-year-old initially arrived at Recreation Way on an interim basis last November, following the departure of Christian Appleford after four-and-a-half years at the helm, before he was handed the manager’s job on a full-time basis in March, leading them to a 10th place finish.

Mildenhall are the Premier Division’s longest-serving team, while the likes of Bury Town, AFC Sudbury and Soham Town Rangers have moved higher up the pyramid.

However, ahead of his first full season in charge, he Mildenhall are now not far away from being considered genuine promotion contenders.

“From the committee to the coaching staff, we all want it (promotion). First of all, you have to have good enough players and facilities and I don’t think we’re far away from either.

“I’m ambitious and that’s the reason why I’ve given up the chance to do full-time work at academies. I want to manage and at the highest level. The only way you can do that is by getting promoted.”

Like most managers, Greygoose has been busy trying to improve his squad in recent weeks.

Jacob Brown (Diss Town) and Luke Parkinson (Newmarket Town) have already agreed deals, while Greygoose has also confirmed ex-Bury midfielder Callum Kearns is training with the club as he looks to regain full fitness.

Hall begin their pre-season programme with a trip to Hardwick a week on Saturday (3pm), before hosting Bury Town (July 14, 7.45pm), Soham Town Rangers (July 17, 7.45pm), Histon (July 21, 7.45pm) and a Norwich City XI (July 28, 7pm).