NEW Rotherham United recruitment chief Rob Scott believes his Millers past will help him hit the ground running after his appointment was announced today.
Scott has been charged with indentifying the signings needed to take the club forward and began his role yesterday.
The 45-year-old is a former teammate of manager Paul Warne, assistant boss Richie Barker and goalkeeping coach Mike Pollitt and says that association will see him settle in faster
“They're all lads who I played with in what were fairly good times for the club," said Scott who made his recruitment reputation as part of the highly-respected set-ups at Brentford and Watford.
"It's good to come into a new job and be comfortable with people that you know and not have to take a couple of months to integrate.
“I know what Warney is all about, how he was as a player and what he is as a person."
The club have also brought in ex-Middlesbrough senior scout Chris Trotter to help with the restructuring of their talent-spotting department.
Trotter worked his way through the ranks during a decade at the Riverside Stadium.
He said: “It is a club I know well from working within football for a long time. It has similar characteristics to the area I am from. I understand what the club is about and the type of players that we'll be looking for.
"I think I have assets than can really benefit the recruitment process."
Rotherham-based Scott, who made more than 200 appearances as a defender for the Millers during Ronnie Moore's first spell in charge, added: “I'm really excited to get stuck into the challenge of the job and to see where we can go with it.
“We're still looking at things that are in place, I've been speaking with the analysts and the coaching staff.
“Obviously everybody wants to put their own stamp on things and do certain things in their own way, but I'm not one to shy away from something if it is in place and working already.”
Both men came through a vigorous set of interviews to land their new positions.