Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray wants to set up a proper scouting network at the club next season.
“It is the next step for the football club,” he said. “At the minute we haven’t got anything.
“Scott (Rickards) does the recruitment for the U18s and the new U21s but to put first team on him as well it would be impossible to do. He’s knackered as it is doing what he’s doing.
“So at the minute it’s me, Coops (Richard Cooper) and Karl (Hawley) that have got our eyes on it and it’s a step we need to take for the club to get better.
“It’s important for times when you get injuries during the season.
“Yes, we do have a database of players, but at any given time you don’t know how that player if performing unless you’ve got eyes out there.
“This a massive area for the club. The transfer window changes next year.
“It’s going to be window to window before you can do anything, so we are going to have to be very careful and might have to recruit a couple more bodies this summer as if you do get injuries within that gap you are literally stuck. We’ve got to watch our back on that one.”
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