West Bromwich Albion chief Richard Garlick says their market work has received a boost with the addition of Dave McDonough.
Garlick believes the arrival of newly-appointed Head of Analysis, McDonough, will also prove vital in the club's efforts to bring in new players of the right type and quality.
"We have excellent intel on prospective signings and our analysis has been improving since Dave arrived," he told the WBA website.
"He's added to the good recruitment setup we already had here."
Chairman Jeremy Peace added: "It's about analysing the data. Our database on players is growing but we now need to improve how we analyse it - a process that Dave has begun.