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Grayson: I can't wait to get started

31 January 2021

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Simon Grayson says he can't wait to get started after taking charge of Fleetwood Town as the club's new head coach.

The 51-year-old agreed a deal until the end of the season following talks with chairman Andy Pilley in the last 24 hours.

And the vastly experienced boss, who has enjoyed promotion from League One with Blackpool, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End and Leeds United, wants to hit the ground running.

"I'm really excited to be at Fleetwood Town," he said.

"I spent a few hours with Andy Pilley this morning and we agreed a deal for me to take the job and it's something I'm really looking forward to.

"Fleetwood Town are a football club I know a lot about, it's a club with a really good infrastructure and I'm delighted to get back to work and be given this opportunity to get the club winning again. I can't wait to get started."

Grayson takes charge following a tough month of results for the Cod Army, the latest being Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Oxford United.

And it is results which the new boss aims to change as quickly as possible at Highbury Stadium.

He explained: "First and foremost, I want to get Fleetwood back to winning ways, get a smile on players' faces again and get them enjoying what they are doing.

"It's never easy when you are losing games and things aren't going your way, so I intend to get them smiling, working hard, and letting us in the right to win football matches. Hopefully, we can do that very quickly."

A further announcement will be made tomorrow on an addition to Grayson's backroom staff.

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