Allardyce assembles best scouting team in Newcastle history

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has assembled the strongest scouting team in the club's history.

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The Evening Chronicle says United now also have arguably the strongest scouting squad in their history, with men working for them who have had a lifetime in football.

Former United No 2 Bobby Saxton is one, and he has been joined by Adrian Heath and veteran Jackie Chapman, all of whom have a wealth of experience and knowledge.

United's scouts were out in force at the weekend, and Allardyce said today: "They are out watching 24/7, 365 days a year.

"All we are doing now is building up a knowledge and a database of players that has had to start from its infancy.

"It will take a good few years to come up to speed to live with the big boys in the Premier League, but we have started the process."

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