Date: 23rd June 2014 at 7:19pm
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Manager Micky Mellon has brought in Michael Vernon to add to our backroom staff and he will fulfil the role of performance analyst.

He joins us from newly promoted Premier League side Burnley, and speaking to the Official Site Mellon said that an experience performance analyst was now key in the game because of the work that they do.

‘He’s been at Burnley where he’s been working in the Championship. He knows how to do things at that level and we’re bringing that type of experience into the club so we know that’s going to get done properly. He’s been down and we’ve had a good chat so I’m looking forward to him working with us and helping me and the players, making them better, so it’s a real good addition to what we’ve already got here.’

Mellon goes on to say that the role of performance analyst isn’t just a fancy name for a scout looking at the performances of our future opposition, they also take a keen interest in the performances of our own players, and identify areas that can be improved on tactically, as well as in terms of fitness issues that can come up during games.

‘I’ve been a player and we didn’t have the facilities we’ve got now. We liked to imagine we were 10 yards closer to a situation or 10 yards further away from one that we didn’t want to be at. But now when you’ve got it in real time you can say, well, actually there you are. Why were you there or why weren’t you there? It helps you as a manager, it’s a real positive thing and I’m glad we’ve got somebody of that quality involved.’

Mellon certainly leaving no stone unturned as he looks to move the club forward now, and obviously Vernon’s role will be to look for things that can be easily improved on the pitch that can be missed during DVD replays and first eye watching of a match with so much going on.

Can only be asset as we look to bounce back at the first time of asking and ensure we get as close to 100% out of every player in every game to help us achieve that.