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Town Hire Chorley As Chief Scout

11 July 2018

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Swindon Town are delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Chorley as the Football Club's new Chief Scout.

The 35-year-old has been with the team in Spain this week and will be responsible for heading up the club's Scouting Department and searching for talent, both for the present and for the future.

Chorley is able to boast a wealth of contacts in the game having enjoyed a lengthy playing career which saw him amass over 450 appearances for the likes of Brentford, MK Dons, Leyton Orient and Portsmouth.

The former tough-tackling defender, who began his career with Arsenal, has been hard at work with Phil Brown this week as they identify potential targets with which to strengthen the squad for the forthcoming 2018/19 campaign, and Chorley is looking forward to his new challenge.

"I've known people involved in Swindon for a little while and I've been down to watch quite a few games when I've not been playing," he told

"It is a massive club, a great stadium, great fans and when it was put to me about getting involved and helping the project move forward, especially under an experienced manager, it was a no-brainer in terms of an opportunity.

"It is something that I know, it is a game I've been involved in for twenty-years now and it is a fantastic opportunity.

"I can't wait to get started.

"I'll be bringing good players into the football club and helping Phil Brown and the Chairman to see and develop good talent.

"You can pick up some really good players around League One, League Two and the Conference and it is spotting talent.

"From the contacts I've got in the game I'm really up to date and fresh so the role will involve getting good, young players into the club and getting players who have played over 200 or 300 games over the line and in to help the club."

Steve Anderson, Swindon Town's Chief Executive, added: "We are delighted to be able welcome someone of Ben's calibre to the football club.

"Ben will bring a wealth of experience to the role of Chief Scout having enjoyed a playing career that spanned over twenty-years in professional football.

"Ben's role will be instrumental in working alongside the management team to identify talent to bring into the football club both in the short and long-term."

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