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Cruickshank named Blackburn scouting co-ordinator

Scot Kevin Cruickshank has been named Blackburn's new scouting and recruiting co-ordinator.

Cruikshank will be liaising with manager Mark Hughes on a daily basis, profiling the club's major transfer targets and co-ordinating the movements of their 60 scouts across the globe - after a career with clubs in the Scottish Football League.

He told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "I was always pretty hopeless as a footballer so I think the next best thing was to try to work for a football team.

"I've worked at a lower level so I've got a good grasp of what goes on.

"I could be sweeping the stands while ordering the pies, and then I would go and do the players' wages and write the match programme.

"It's a brand new position that's just been created and it's an opportunity for me to get in there and stamp my authority on it. The chance to work on such a big project at such a big club is something that really excites me."

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