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Whild Appointed To Town Staff

23 December 2016

Town boss Marcus Bignot has today confirmed that former Kidderminster Harriers boss Gary Whild has been appointed as the club's Head of Recruitment.

Whild, who has been working in a voluntary role with the Mariners, will come in to assist Marcus Bignot and Mickey Moore on a more permanent basis. 

Speaking on Mariners PlayerHD, the Town boss said: "I’m pleased to say we’ve been able to add to the first team staff. The board have been brilliant in supporting that with Gary Whild being able to come in now and assist myself and Mickey at first team level, and also drive the recruitment as well. 

"Gary’s time at Kidderminster, his turnover in terms of players identified and the recruitment and the turnover in transfer fees, I think it was in excess of one million pounds he brought into the football club so he’s got an eye for talent. 

"And for us the key to success, both on and off the pitch, is having that structure and strategy to put in recruitment and really recruit well, and also develop with your academy and bridge that gap as well so we can produce our own, look after our own, and add one or two along the way. 

"He’s assisting me and Mickey at first team level but he’ll be heading up the recruitment so if you want to call him Head of Recruitment."

Bignot was given the go ahead to appoint Whild at a board meeting on Tuesday, where he was also given the green light to approach some of his transfer targets when the window opens on January 1st. 

The gaffer added: "I was delighted with the meeting that we had, It's that time of year when we discuss what we are doing with the loan players, potential targets that we are looking to bring in. I'm delighted with the outcome of the meeting."  

He also confirmed that he has made to offers to two different clubs for players.

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