Irons interviewed in FourFourTwo

In the Planet Football section of this month's (May) edition of FourFourTwo magazine Morton manager Davie Irons is asked a few questions.

The article is titled 'Going Green: Why would an SPL manager drop down a division? We asked Morton's David Irons'. In this full page interview Irons is asked five questions - only two of which relate to Morton. They were:

Gretna were bottom of the SPL, but Morton lay second bottom in Division One when you arrived. A case of 'out of the frying pan and into the fire'?

DI: If you look at the relative positions of the two teams, that's true - but I left for football reasons. Morton is potentially a bigger club than Gretna, in terms of fan base, structure, and history and tradition too. It's an oportunity I couldn't turn down, and it came at a time when the publicity regarding the situation at Gretna came out. There was a huge amount of uncertainty about the long-term future of the club. Ultimately, along with [assistant] Derek Collins I had a decision to make for our families' sake. That was even more important than the footballing side of things. We had to put our families first and provide for them, and that was the main reason we decided to join Morton.
What are your impressions of Morton?

DI: Good. It's been a bit of a whirlwind, but I'm very excited at the challenge and I'm really impressed with the set-up. The chairman and directors are so enthusiastic and ambitious, and Cappielow is a traditional football ground, there's a real feel of a true football club when you go in there. More importantly, the players we have there have been very enthusiastic and very receptive to what Derek Collins and I have tried to instil in a very short space of time. But we've got a lot of work to do. We arrived with the club in a very precarious position in the league, and we need to improve that quickly. We were in the play-off position, and I told the players we have to concentrate on a mini-league of three teams - us, Stirling Albion and Clyde. We need to win that league and be out of the play-offs come the end of the season. I'm quite confident that, with the players we've got, we can do that.
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