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Head Of Recruitment Appointed

12 February 2013

Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce the appointment of Bobby Downes as the Club’s new Head of Recruitment.

Downes, who had been working as part of the Club’s scouting network for a number of years, takes up his new role with immediate effect.

Owner and Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “Bobby brings a wealth of experience to the role and we’re very pleased to have him on board in such an important position.”

Manager Billy Davies added: “I’m delighted to welcome Bobby to the Club – it’s great to have him as part of the family at The City Ground.”

Downes said: “I am delighted to be joining the Club on a full time basis and look forward to the challenge ahead.”

As a player, Downes made more than 500 appearances for Peterborough, Rochdale, Watford, Barnsley and Blackpool.

He has worked as a coach at Blackpool, Aston Villa, Port Vale, Wolves, Watford and Blackburn and also had a spell as caretaker manager of Wolves.

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