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Danny Grainger appointed Morecambe assistant manager

Morecambe FC has announced the appointment of Danny Grainger as their new assistant manager.

The former defender spent 12 years as a player in Scotland where he represented the likes of St. Johnstone, Hearts and St. Mirren before a move south to Carlisle United transpired in July 2014.

Five years and 179 League Two appearances later, including two in the 2016/17 play-off semi-finals, the 37-year-old called time on his playing career and became the manager at Workington AFC.

A six-month spell as Assistant Manager at Falkirk followed before a return to Borough Park where he guided the Reds to promotion in 2023.

After securing survival in the Northern Premier League, Grainger stepped down following the culmination of the 2023/24 campaign.

Speaking of his arrival at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, Grainger said: “When the phone call came to work with someone as experienced as the gaffer, it was a no brainer; to be able to come in, push on and keep developing my own coaching ability is something I’m excited for.

“I’ve known Derek from playing against his teams as a player and then as a coach, I spoke to him when I first started coaching and he’s always been at the end of the phone for a bit of advice, and we’ve had a good relationship from there.

“Having played at Morecambe numerous times, I know a few people behind the scenes, and I know what the club is about. Whenever I’ve played there, there’s always been a real family feel around the place and that to me is very important.

“The gaffer has been successful in this league, I’d like to think I’ve got experience there from being a League Two captain so fingers crossed we can gel together quickly, get the squad ready and make sure we hit the ground running.”

Manager Derek Adams added: “I am delighted to have Danny Grainger join Morecambe FC as my Assistant Manager, he will be a great addition to the football staff.”

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