POOLE Town chairman Chris Reeves revealed his delight after the club appointed a director of football for the first time – Nick Spetch.

Spetch, the father of Dolphins defender Will, is a key appointment for Reeves who only recently stepped up to the chairman's role.

Reeves told the Daily Echo: "Nick comes to every game and that's been the case for a number of years.

"His knowledge of local football is encyclopaedic and I'm absolutely delighted he has accepted the role.

"Tom (Killick, manager) is very comfortable with the appointment. The reality is it's not going to change the way we operate.

"Nick is very involved with Tom, Callum Brooks and the first-team players and the under-16s and under-18s know him well.

"We are entering a team in the Wyvern League next season and I see Nick's appointment as part of creating continuity.

"I'm hoping the youngsters will be able to see a pathway to the first team."

Poole have also named Luke Middlewick as head of player recruitment.

Middlewick will assist Killick in spotting players who could step into the first team, as well as working alongside Gavin Reeves, the club's development manager, in identifying talent for the under-18 and development squads.