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24 March 2016

Newly appointed Managerial Advisor, Glenn Roeder says he is looking forward to getting started ahead of tomorrow’s game at Oxford.

Roeder explained how the move came about.

“I got a phone call the other day asking if I would be interested in a short term role helping out a young manager that the club has got a lot of faith in. It is a role that I feel I am qualified to do so I am very much looking forward to getting started."

Roeder’s main responsibilities will be to assist Darren Sarll and his staff and he says that he thinks they will make a good team.

“He is very enthusiastic and I found him very open to listening to my experiences and opinion so I think we will work well. We met yesterday and had some great conversations so today I will be mainly observing the session. I will be at the game tomorrow and then once I have seen the players play, I will be able to have more of an input.

“I love football so I am delighted to be back involved. I had seven months at Sheffield Wednesday where I helped shape the squad that are doing very well now and I have had experience in all divisions of football. As well as working in the Premier League, with England and in the Championship, I have also worked in the lower divisions.

“My first job actually was a player/manager one at Gillingham where we were cut adrift at the bottom of the Football League and we managed to keep them up so I have worked at all levels."

Along with helping the management team, Roeder will also be on hand to help the players.

“I enjoy working with professional footballers. As long as they are wanting to better themselves, improve and listen, then I am sure we will have a good relationship. I know of a number of players here, some exciting young ones too but I am excited to get to know them more.

“We had a team meeting this morning and I only spoke for a short time saying, ‘I am here, ask me questions, I will have an answer.’ I will try and help the players with any issues they may have with their personal game or otherwise and we will try to solve them.”

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