The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Nick Lough

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

Al­bion’s clean-up

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