Thursday 30th July 2015

DUMBARTON have a new chief scout on board — but it is a familiar face in the form of Stuart Millar, who played for the club from 1990 to 1992.

Boss Stevie Aitken, who played for Stranraer when Stuart was assistant manager to Neil Watt, reveals that he had been listening to former Manchester United gaffer David Moyes during the recruitment process.

Stuart has left his post at West Brom to come and work for Sons, and Stevie is thrilled with the latest acquisition to his staff.

The manager said: “I am delighted to have him on board. One of the first things I did when I got the job was to look at the recruitment side.

“Stuart has been working behind the scenes for us recently and has a lot of good contacts in the game.

“What is out there is going to be key for us and the work he will do is vital.

“I had a meeting with David Moyes last week and his advice was to ensure you have the best recruitment team out there. I am certain Stuart will give us that.

“Stuart will watch future opponents for us and has a wide range of contacts through his work in Scotland for West Brown.

“We will keep looking out there, across the country. There are players out there and Stuart fits the bill for us to try to get them on board.”

The appointment is the latest boost for Aitken after his team progressed to round two of the Petrofac Cup following last weekend’s 3-2 win over Morton, and in the run-up to Saturday’s clash with East Fife in the Scottish League Cup.

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Andy Galloway

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