WINNINGTON Park have captured the services of a Yorkshire stalwart to steer them back into the County League from which they were relegated last season.

Stan Garbett, 73, used to play alongside Fred Trueman and Sir Len Hutton while he was with the white rose county and arrives at the Rec with one thing in his mind – promotion.

Overseeing Park’s senior sides and U15s, Garbett is keen to change the mentality of current players at the club while hoping to attract former members back and brining through talented youngsters.

He said: “My attitude is very positive and I have talked to some of the players already as they have to bounce back at the first time of asking.

“The first aim I have is to get back in the county league. It will be difficult but I think it can be done.

“We have to instil some confidence and get the best out of the players we have at the club. We also need to make sure their attitude is right because from what I can gather, the attitude of the team in the last few years has not been acceptable.”

Having spent six years living in Italy, Garbett, who also played for England and Yorkshire schoolboys, has moved back to Cheshire and wants everybody at Winnington to join together and launch an assault on the Meller Braggins Division One title in the summer.

Club officials are delighted to have captured Garbett’s experience and they believe he is the man that can turn around the Northwich club’s fortunes.

Committee member and first-team player Jonny Wales said: “It is an honour as a club to have attained the services of such an accomplished coach and his vision for the club is an exciting one.

“He is someone who we can all learn a lot from and I am sure the players in the club match his ambition and will all join me in welcoming him to the club and work hard with him when preseason comes around.”