Horsefield lands assistant job

Last updated : 21 July 2009 By Wba-mad Editor

Former Albion striker Geoff Horsefield has landed his first role in coaching after joining Micky Adams as his assistant at Port Vale. 

The 35-year-old had retired from football after being diagnosed with testicular cancer last season.  But in true battling form ‘The Horse’ overcame his greatest challenge and resumed his career at Lincoln where he scored once in 17 appearances.

Now the former Fulham, Birmingham and Wigan striker is hoping to learn new skills as Adam’s assistant whilst still hoping to extend his impressive playing career. 

“I am looking forward to it, it is something I have always wanted to do,” the popular striker said.

"From turning 30 I have always wanted to come into the coaching side and Micky Adams has given me the chance to keep on playing.

"I want to play most of the games and Micky is going to teach me the ropes,"