Connah's Quay Nomads have appointed Andy Morrison’s assistant Craig Harrison as the club’s new manager.

Harrison joined the Nomads in October 2018 and was at Morrison’s side for the back-to-back title successes of the last two seasons.

Morrison stepped down this week after six years in charge of the Deeside Stadium outfit.

Gateshead-born Harrison, 43, previously guided The New Saints to six successive championships during a five-and-a-half-year spell at Park Hall.

He also oversaw TNS’ world record for the longest winning streak in top-flight football, a feat they accomplished in December 2016.

“I'm very excited to take on this new challenge and I'm looking forward to working in a different capacity at the club alongside some very good people, both on and off the pitch," said Harrison.

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As a player, Harrison featured for Middlesbrough in the Premier League and both Crystal Palace and Preston North End.

He was forced to retire in 2002 following a double compound leg fracture.

Harrison started his managerial career at Airbus UK Broughton and after TNS took charge of Hartlepool United and then Bangor City.

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