John Sheridan has voiced his delight at the appointment of new head of recruitment/chief scout Charlie Williamson.
The former Chesterfield player took up his new role last week and in an interview with Spireites Digital, Sheridan was very positive about adding Williamson to his backroom staff.
“He’s very experienced and was obviously an excellent player when he played,” he said.
“He’s been involved in and around football for a number of years.
“I think it’s important to bring someone in like Charlie and people will remember when I brought in Paul Mitchell last time I was here.
“I just think it’s important for someone to be going out and watching players and hopefully finding players for us.
“Some of the players that Mitch brought in have gone onto bigger things so that’s what I want Charlie to come in and do.
“It’s another set of eyes and I’m very confident in what Charlie knows about the game that he’ll be good for us.”
Williamson was involved in youth development at Sheffield Wednesday, where he made over 60 appearances as a player.
The Chesterfield boss claimed that the 57-year-old’s local knowledge will be essential when it comes to bringing individuals into the club.
“I think it’s important,” stated Sheridan.
“We can look down South and far away but it’s just the expense with bringing these type of players in.
“Charlie has got good contacts and knows people in the game.
“We’ll try and identify players whether it’s for the first team or for the development team.
“He knows the game and I trust his judgement."