DIRECTOR of football Andy Preece has paid a glowing tribute to his former assistant Andy Morrison, who parted company with Airbus UK Broughton by mutual consent last week.

"I can only say that without Jock the club would not be in the position it finds itself in now," Preece said.

"He should be coaching at the highest level.

"It's a sad reflection of football that jobs are not handed out on ability. 

"We had a telepathy built up over 10 years that you can not replace. 

"I'd like to thank him for everything he's done for the club, players and myself. 

"He will be irreplaceable as a coach and a person."