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NEWS: John Campbell appointed academy boss

IN CHARGE: Newmains United's new academy chief John Campbell (Pic: Katrina Scott/Edited: Gianluigi Palomba)

NEWMAINS UNITED have appointed John Campbell as their first ever academy manager.

Glasgow-born John will head up the exciting new setup, which was revealed by the ambitious North Lanarkshire club yesterday.

The 47-year-old brings a wealth of experience, having coached previously at the likes of Dumbarton and Hamilton.

His first task will be to oversee the formation of a new Under-21s side which the Victoria Park side hope will provide a pathway into the first team.

He will also oversee plans to roll out lower age-groups before the start of the new season.

John – who has worked in education resource for South Lanarkshire Council since 2000 – said: “Newmains United is a forward-thinking and innovative club with a modern and vibrant approach to what they do.

“I’m excited by the club’s potential because it has ambitious management and lots of room for development.

“I believe I can use my experience to help develop young players into first team players and build a platform for a football career.”

United co-boss Paul Davies reckons landing Campbell is a real coup for the club.

He said: “We’ve appointed John on the merit of his CV. He comes to the club with a wealth of experience having coached at senior clubs.

“We believe he is now the right man to head up the development side of the club, which we hope will play an instrumental part in our future.”

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