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Sam Barrell

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Malcolm Crosby joined the club as Chief Scout in December 22.

Speaking about the appointment, Gary said: "Malcolm was someone I hired at Wigan as Chief Scout and did an amazing job signing players like Will Grigg, Michael Jacobs, Max Power, Dan Burn and Yanic Wildschut. These players were a huge influence in winning the League One title in 2016 and some of them were sold for a large profit for the football club in the transfer windows that followed.

"Malcolm is someone that has been involved in football for a long time and is extremely well connected, so he is a great asset for us, not only in terms of scouting and coaching experiences but also in continuing to grow this club’s excellent reputation for producing talent and playing exciting, competitive football.

"He will be the Chief Scout and will get out to as many games as possible and have eyes on players live and can report back to myself and Marcus Flitcroft.

"He is someone I trust when he gives his opinion on a player. He knows how I want to play and what type of player I’m looking for. Along with Graham he has already had a big influence during this window and moving forwards towards the summer. "


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