Brown quits with a swipe at non-league footballers

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Ex-Peterborough Sports assistant manager Alex Brown followed his resignation from the role with a swipe at modern-day non-league footballers.

Brown, one of the most respected people on the local scene, said: “30 years on and the very things that made me fall in love with the beautiful game have all but disappeared.

“Players now are more interested in financial gain and how good they look as an individual than to be part of a team.

“Money has ruined the game at every level and changed the mentality and loyalty of players.

“We find at grassroots level players and managers thriving for success at any cost and lads moving for the sake of a couple of quid.

“Lads have been coached how to kick a ball but not to adapt to situations and managers don’t have the patience to build a side so financially reward higher grade players to buy success.”

Brown was at pains to point out that his comments were not aimed at Sports. He could stay on at the club as vice-chairman.

Jimmy Dean has been apppointed as co-boss to work alongside existing manager Chris Plummer.

Brown described Plummer as ‘the best coach I’ve ever seen’.

Sports’ hopes of promotion from United Counties Division One took a knock last weekend when losing 1-0 at lowly Irchester. It was a second one-goal defeat in four days.

Sports host lowly Burton Park Wanderers this Saturday at PSL (3pm).

Stamford are understood to have made an approach to sign Peterborough Northern Star striker Avelino Vieira.