Micky Adams has named former Fulham striker Geoff Horsfield as his new assistant manager.

Horsfield will continue his playing career as well as acting as number two to Adams, who guided Fulham to promotion from Division Three.

I am looking forward to it, it is something I have always wanted to do. From turning 30 I have always wanted to come into the coaching side and Micky Adams has given me the chance to keep on playing. I want to play most of the games and Micky is going to teach me the ropes.

Like the fighter he is, Horsfield has made a remarkable recovery from testicular cancer and came out of retirement to play for Lincoln City last season.

The problems I have encountered over the last 12 months are now behind me. Getting cancer was something I had to get over. I got it, wanted to beat it and I did. Now I am just glad that I’ve got another chance in football.

I am going to learn a lot with Micky Adams. He has given me a leash to work with the strikers and do some scouting as well, but first and foremost I have got to get my fitness and my match fitness.

We wish ‘the Horse’ all the best.