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Jon Pitts joined the club as Head of Performance and Wellbeing in December 22.
Speaking about the appointment, Gary said: "Jon is someone I’ve known for a few years and he has been coming into the training ground once a week to provide strategic support for performance and wellbeing.
"He has a wide experience of what high-performance looks like across a wealth of sports including Olympic programmes, England cricket and Red Bull F1, as well as previous football roles at Brentford, Wrexham and Shrewsbury Town. He has overseen the identification, development and long-term preparation of successful elite performers, and through F1 he also has a huge expertise in human analytics and how we can use technology to find ways of being more efficient and competitive.
"He has already given us a new perspective on how we see coaching and development of players and will be a huge asset to both the first team and the academy, how we look at sustaining high performance, optimising our resources and developing players of the future.
"He has been an amazing support so far to me and all the staff and has fitted in well and is now starting to get to know the players, understand them and work with them to be the best version of themselves as we meet the higher challenges of football."