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Reading defender Michael Morrison tips Mark Bonner to be success as head coach of former club Cambridge United




Former Cambridge United defender Michael Morrison during his Cambridge United days. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Former Cambridge United defender Michael Morrison during his Cambridge United days. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Michael Morrison has tipped Mark Bonner to be a success at Cambridge United.

The former U’s centre-back was in the youth set-up at the Abbey when the new head coach was beginning his coaching career, and they are now doing an LMA course together.

“When I was an under-11, he was just starting coaching the young kids,” said 32-year-old Morrison.

“I’m not sure he was actually my coach but he was part of the coaching staff – he might have been coaching a couple of years younger than I was.

“We’re actually doing an LMA course together so I’ve been speaking to him loads. He got the job and I sent him a text to say well done.

“I said to him that he got the job a few years too early as I could have come in and helped him - but hopefully I’ve still got a few years left in my playing career!

“He is a real Cambridge United man. He has done near enough every role you can think of, inside out, and I think he deserved the opportunity.

“He’s got some really good ideas. I’ve been speaking to him about how he sees things going and I think he is a good appointment, a real Cambridge United person that knows what the fans want.

“He has got the skillset to deliver that and get young players through the football club which is important to Cambridge.”



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