Brass set for new role

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Tony Scholes

Brassy joined the league’s bottom club on loan from York City during November but had a difficult start with them after being sent off in only his second game, a 2-0 defeat at Aldershot. In five games with them he is still to finish on the winning side with just the one point won.

He now looks all set to become manager Liam Watson’s assistant with the Sandgrounders and is currently negotiating his release with York and they have said they expect Brassy to leave them in the near future to take up this new position with Southport.

It has been a difficult couple of years for Brassy, after York were relegated from the Football League he eventually lost his job as manager and having continued as a player he suffered a career threatening cruciate ligament injury in York’s last game of 2004 against Burton Albion.

He’s fought his way back but not been able to get back into the York side and after loan spells with Harrogate and then Southport he now looks set to leave the York, the club he joined from the Clarets back in 2001.

A hugely popular player with the Burnley fans during his time at Turf Moor, I’m sure all Clarets will join me in wishing him all the best at Southport.

Another ex-Claret in the news is Arthur Gnohere who has left Ipswich after a short trial and has now signed for French Second Division club Istres.