Blackburn Rovers academy chief Phil Cannon has welcomed the coaching appointment of David Lowe.
Rovers unveiled new head of youth development Lowe at their Brockhall Academy yesterday.
Cannon told the Lancashire Telegraph: "It is a great appointment. Blackburn Rovers have got themselves a very good coach and a very good coach educator. He will be a great acquisition.
"Every club I have been at we have lost good players but our job is to replace them and to produce the next Phil Jones. That is what we are judged on.
"Every day is a race and it is up to us to give our youngsters the best chance to finish first every day. We can take this place to an even bigger level. I don't think it needs masses amounts of money but a bit of investment on facilities and more players.
"What we have produced has gone, we are judged on getting players into the first team and the day that stops is the day things will change.
"We want to be consistently top of the league and that is why we have brought David in because we want to keep going forward and keep improving."