Roeder drafts in Clark’s brother-in-law

Glenn Roeder has continued City's northern connection with the addition of assistant manager Lee Clark's brother-in-law to his scouting ranks.Paul Baker is to leave his role as manager of Newcastle Blue Star to join the Canaries talent spotting network, following in the footsteps of Geordies Clark and reserve team boss Paul Stephenson.

Glenn Roeder has continued City's northern connection with the addition of assistant manager Lee Clark's brother-in-law to his scouting ranks.

Paul Baker is to leave his role as manager of Newcastle Blue Star to join the Canaries talent spotting network, following in the footsteps of Geordies Clark and reserve team boss Paul Stephenson.

"I've done a bit of work for Norwich in the past, mainly compiling match reports and carrying out assessment on players," said Baker. "The offer came completely out of the blue. I was extremely happy at Newcastle Blue Star, which is a great club, and only last Tuesday I spoke to the players about next season. But I feel it is an offer I cannot turn down, and effectively I'll be in charge of Norwich's scouting in the North.

"My area will include Scotland, the North West and the North East, so it will be quite a challenge."

Baker took Blue Star to eighth place in the Northern Premier League Division One North, having replaced Tommy Cassidy as manager at the end of March - and a fortnight after taking charge he saw his team set a world record with two goals in the opening 47 seconds of a match against Bamber Bridge.

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