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Experienced associate director on how he can help the club's recruitment

20 May 2021

Highly experienced former Cobblers manager and player Graham Carr, who is helping the club as part of the new recruitment committee, says he is happy to be helping the club in any way he can.

Carr an associate director of the club, has carved out an excellent reputation in recruitment, and in recent years has held Chief Scout positions for Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, being held in very high regard for his work.

“Every summer is difficult for clubs but you have got to have things in place," he said.

“I want to help the club in any way I can and I would like to see recruitment improved right through from the first team to the academy.

“There is a lot of football played in this town and I’m sure we can improve the type of player we bring into the academy and then from there through to the first team.

“It’s great to see players coming through from the academy but we can always do more and it’s important next time we hopefully go up that we can have some stability at the club with players coming through from the academy who can back the first team up.

“I spoke to Kelvin Thomas at length about the recruitment and he was very agreeable for myself to build a structure of some ex-players to go and watch as many junior local games as we can to add to the existing scouts the club has.

“Like a lot of people I’ve not seen many games over the last 16 months but hopefully things will be back to normal next season.”

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