Neil Aspin says new scouting system will look at non-league talent

Neil Aspin says new scouting system will look at non-league talent

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has unveiled his coaching system for the club and says that “it would be silly to not look at [non-league] players which are hungry.” 

Aspin has appointed Gareth McClelland  as his Northern scout with Jamie Hand as his Southern scout.

They have solid knowledge of non-league as well which I think is important – it would be silly to not look at players which are hungry from that level…

The Vale manager told the official Port Vale website:  “We’ve brought in Gareth McClelland who I’ve worked with for the last nine or ten years, he’s somebody I trust and he’s done a good job for me before.

“Together we’ve managed to get some good players and he’s someone I wanted to bring to the club.

“We have Gareth who’s based up north and Jamie Hand who’s down south, so they are going to split it.

“They have solid knowledge of non-league as well which I think is important – it would be silly to not look at players which are hungry from that level.

“My job or the job of any manager is always going to be dependant on what players you can get on the pitch.

“The recruitment of them is obviously key, you need to get it right. As long as we’ve done our background research and we’ve got a good knowledge of those who we’re bringing in, it will help massively.”

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