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McPhillips Appointed Chief Scout

Manager Adds To Backroom Staff

29 June 2017

Blackpool Football Club can confirm the appointment of Terry McPhillips as Chief Scout.

The former Halifax Town forward, 48, previously worked alongside Gary Bowyer at Blackburn Rovers, as youth team coach and then assistant manager. 

Prior to joining Blackburn, McPhillips played a big role in the development of players at Crewe Alexandra for 14 years, where he first came across two of Blackpool's recent acquisitions.  

"I'm delighted that we've been able to bring Terry McPhillips in as Chief Scout," manager Gary Bowyer said.

"He loves going to games, he loves watching games and he's hit the ground running already for us. He was a big influence with getting Ollie Turton in and Max Clayton. 

"Terry's got a fantastic knowledge of players - he sees a player and he sees the potential of a player. He's got an unbelievable work ethic and he's a great addition to this club." 

On joining the club, McPhillips added: "I'm really excited to be working with Gary again and helping the club to build on a fantastic promotion last season. 

"We've signed a few players already and we need to sign a few more. We're looking to get players with potential in and work with them and develop them. 

"Gary's got a really good record of doing that with the history we had at Blackburn, and he's already created a great winning, learning and improving environment at Blackpool."

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