NEIL Woods will take up his new role as head the GTFC youth academy and academy manager on Friday - a week earlier than originally planned.
Neil has been brought in to oversee the restructuring of the youth system during the Elite Player Performance plan - something that he achieved with his former club Walsall.
The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) is a youth development scheme initiated by the Premier League. The intention of the EPPP is to improve the quality and quantity of home grown players produced by top English clubs.
Woods' first game will be on Saturday when his youngsters face Lincoln City at Cheapside.