Date: 14th April 2014 at 4:25pm
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Oldham have announced that long-term employee, of over 30-years, Ron Millward will leave the club at the end of the season when he retires.

Scout Millward had helped find the likes of Andy Hughes, Chris Taylor and James Tarkowski in recent times and has worked with Tony Philliskirk during his own time as part of the coaching set-up at Boundary Park.

The job that he’s done finding players, and helping Philliskirk bring them through, has been highly praise with the void he leaves a tough one to fill.

Philliskirk told the official website: ‘If it was not for Ronnie and the rest of the scouting staff, we would not have the quality of player that is being bought into the academy and he’s been invaluable.

‘I’ve worked with him for the 16 years that I’ve been here and he’s not just excellent at his job, but he’s a lovely man. Even though he’s retiring, I know that he’s only on the other end of the phone if I need him to watch a player. The person coming in to replace him has big shoes to fill, definitely.

‘I’d like to applaud everything he’s done. He’s been very professional and he’s leaving a big hole at the football club.’

Millward will be missed but has earned his retirement and I’m sure all will join us at Vital Oldham in wishing him.

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