GREENING PULLS ON WELLIES AT FLOOD HIT TADDY
JONATHAN GREENING hung up his boots as a Football League player when he left York a couple of weeks ago – but dug out his wellies to help Non-League Tadcaster Albion recover from flooding caused by Storm Frank!
Greening, 36, was coaching the Minstermen’s youth team and re-registered with the club where he started his career in November, but left after just two starts and one sub appearance, including one red card, in League Two.
The ex-Manchester United, West Brom and Middlesbrough midfielder soon re-signed for Northern Counties East League side Tadcaster – and mucked in straight away.
“I left York as I couldn’t really combine playing and coaching their youth team as we tended to play on the same days, and Taddy got in touch with me and asked if I would come and play a few games for them,” Greening told The FLP.
“I played for them last year for about six or seven months and I know the owners really well as they are good friends of mine.
“My brother Josh also plays for them so it’s nice to play with him, it’s ten minutes from my house and there’s a good feel about the club.
“I went down to the ground to help with the clear-up as the whole clubhouse got flooded, including the bar and the changing rooms.
“We’ve had to rip all of the floor out and all of the kitchen and bar area.
“It was messy and disgusting but there must have been 50-60 fans down there shovelling mud and leaves – they all pulled together.”
HELPING HAND: Jonathan Greening gets involved with Tadcaster