ACCRINGTON Stanley's new goalkeeping coach Ian Willcock is relishing his new role with the club.
The 29-year-old gets to meet up with Ian Dunbavin, Kenny Arthur and Martin Fearon today and can't wait now.
"Goalkeeping is a specialist position and the fitness is completely different to outfield players both tactically and technically and I am looking forward to working on specific things with them," said the ex-Morecambe keeper who has also played in the Welsh League.
"I spoke to Andy Dibble - I know him through the goalkeepers union which is a close network - and he told me to get in touch with John Coleman and we have taken it from there.
"I have coached at Carlisle, for Burnley's Centre of Excellence and at Bury for the last 18 months and I am also a qualified physio.
"The coaching just begun to take over from the playing and it is a role I really enjoy.
"I am also working with the keepers in the youth side at Accrington and and hoping I can bring those through too."
Both Arthur and Dunbavin will be challenging for the No 1 spot and Willcock is looking forward to the battle.
"It should be good as they are both experienced keepers and there is healthy competition for the first team place."