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Tadcaster Albion unveil new stadium plans
TADCASTER Albion are in talks about relocating from their Ings Lane ground to a new community stadium.
The Northern Counties East League premier division high-fliers, who are owned by York employment firm i2i, are meeting with “stakeholders in their quest to build a bespoke new stadium in Tadcaster”, said a statement on the club’s Twitter page.
The Brewers plan to have more information and designs at a later date, but manager Paul Marshall reckoned the prospect of playing in a new ground at some point in the future would be “brilliant”.
“I think it’s a long way away at the moment,” he said. “But they are the plans that i2i have got. It would be brilliant for everyone concerned with the club and in the community – as it would be a community stadium.
“Ings Lane usually floods at least once a year and, sometimes, it gets into the clubhouse.
“The owners want the club to be as professional as it can be. They have been talking with people in Rochdale about how they run their football club.
“I have been a manager for 16 years and I don’t know if I’ll manage more than 20 (and see a new ground). But I am enjoying it so much at the moment and everyone gives me enthusiasm.”
Marshall’s three-pronged strike force of Carl Stewart, Danny Critchlow and the returning Callum Ward could be enough to fire them to the Northern Counties East League premier division title.
The Brewers go to Brighouse Town tomorrow in a game that could eventually prove pivotal to their hopes.
Although Brig are sixth in the standings, they have seven games in hand on Marshall’s men and are 13 points behind the second-placed side.
Getting something from the game is Tadcaster’s priority but the boss is aware a win – and a heavy late-season schedule on the horizon for Brighouse – could make a huge difference.
“The three between them have got goals,” he added of his striking options. “We will score some goals while our defensive record speaks for itself.
“I’d like to think if we could get a draw I would be happy but we have been looking at ways we can beat them.
“A win would be a great boost. It would put us in the driving seat and, when you look at our fixtures to come, we have got a good chance. We would be the favourites to win the league.”
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