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Torpey in charge of York youths

York City

York City have appointed former Bradford City and Scunthorpe striker Steve Torpey as their youth team coach.

He succeeds Neil Redfearn who was promoted to assistant manager by the club's new boss Martin Foyle.

Foyle told BBC Radio York: "We needed someone around the age of 38 or 40 that has had good experience in the league.

"It's important that he has the right attitude," added Foyle, who received favourable views on Torpey's qualities from two of his close friends.

"I don't want anybody who's dictatorial, making life very hard for the young players because they're going to be the future of the club.

"Adam Boyes and (Andy) McWilliams are doing very well with Sheps (Liam Shepherd) and one or two others coming up quickly, they are the future and we need them to have the right coaching and the right upbringing."

Torpey has recently coached at North Ferriby and has connections with Hull City's apprentices.

"He's got his qualifications," Foyle added, "and he's doing more in the summer which is important because the better qualified the people are at York City, the better the players will be."

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