New Wanderers coach Ross Morgan raring to go

FRESH FACE: Former Riverina Rhinos coach Ross Morgan shortly after being announced as the new coach of the Wagga City Wanderers. Picture: Jessica Coates
FRESH FACE: Former Riverina Rhinos coach Ross Morgan shortly after being announced as the new coach of the Wagga City Wanderers. Picture: Jessica Coates

Newly signed Wagga City Wanderers coach Ross Morgan says he is looking forward to making a start with what he believes is a club that is going places.

“I’ve been watching the club from afar for the past couple of seasons and you can see they’re well run,” he said.

“They put a lot of effort into their academy and that has shown over the past couple of years at various levels.”

The Wanderers’ extremely youthful senior side finished in last place this past season, with just two wins and a draw to show for their 18 games, and Morgan is hoping to attract some of the Pascoe Cup’s best players back to the state league club.

“The club has had such a young base over the past few years and I think it will be key to secure some experienced local players to add to the mix,” he said.

“I understand that players can be very loyal to their local clubs, but I think it would be great if they could work it so they’re benefiting from both.

“There’s certainly some real quality there in the Pascoe Cup.”

Morgan also said he would not force a drastically different coaching style onto the players.

“I’ll fit in with what the club wants,” he said.

“My style will change a little according to the club’s needs.”

The Griffith-based coach’s signing was first announced on Friday.