Bolton Appoint Brunskill as Development Coach

  • November 03, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have appointed Iain Brunskill as the club's new development squad coach, three weeks after Jamie Fullarton was relieved of his duties.

Fullarton, who was brought to the club by former manager Dougie Freedman, left Wanderers last month after Neil Lennon's arrival at Macron Stadium.

Professional development coach, Andy Hughes, had overseen day-to-day operations of the development squad in recent weeks and he will now work alongside Brunskill - who has previously held roles at Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and, most recently, The FA.

Speaking to the club's official website, Brunskill said: "I'm delighted to be at Bolton Wanderers.

"It's a wonderful opportunity at a wonderful football club. The club has an excellent structure and facilities.

"I've had 18 months with The FA, which was good and really beneficial.

"The manager has come from a development background and we've already spoken about how important it is for us to be promoting from within.

"We have a big group of development players and I'm looking forward to working with them.

"I know a lot of the guys already at the academy and we have a good and very experienced setup. It's now up to myself to work alongside Andy Hughes and push our development players on."

Brunskill is expected to watch on as Wanderers' second-string play host to Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night, before taking charge for the first time when they travel to Wigan Athletic on November 11.

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