Covid crisis: Football scouts database

SCOUTING is facing an unprecedented challenge because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We're hearing about more and more clubs laying off scouts, so we decided to create this resource. Below, you'll find a list of those who have been made redundant by English clubs during the pandemic and who are available for work.

There's a brief summary of who they are, where they last worked, the region they cover and their email address. If you have an opportunity, then get in touch.

If you're a scout working in England who has been made redundant during the pandemic, and want your details added to the database, then email We'll be updating the list every day.

Gary Brown

Last Club: Sunderland. U21, U23 & 1st team.

Region: Willing to travel.


Tony Cox

Last Club: Wolves (14-23's recruitment). Walsall (1st team opposition scout).

Region: East Midlands & Yorkshire


Vikrant Dogra

Last Club: Mansfield Town. 1st team consultant.

Region: London and South East


Mark Emerson

Last Club: Brentford (to May 2020). 1st team scout.

Region: Yorkshire, East Midlands (anywhere between Leicester & Newcastle)


Ben Gardner

Last Club: Forest Green (to July 2020). Lead Academy Analyst & Scout.

Region: Midlands & surrounding areas.


Nick Gearing

Last Club: Brentford (to Oct 2020). Video recruitment.

Region: Kent, Sussex & London, or video scouting.


Aaron Henworth

Last Club: Mansfield Town. 1st team scout.

Region: Midlands/ Staffordshire


Carl Mavers

Last Club: Liverpool. U9s to U14s.

Region: Liverpool, North West


Ian Nicholson

Last Club: Cardiff City. 1st team scout.

Region: Based Newcastle, covering NE England & Scotland


Daryl Paskell

Last Club: Wigan (to Oct 2020). U18s to U23s & non-league.



Paul Sephton

Last Club: Mansfield Town (to Aug 2020). 1st team scout.

Region: NW England & North Wales


Dean Sibson

Last Club: Mansfield Town (to April 2020). 1st team scout.

Region: Within 60 mins of Stoke.


Pedro Teles

Last Club: Mansfield Town. Regional scout.

Region: Based Sussex


John Whitty

Last Club: Burnley (to April 2020). 1st team scout.

Region: London, South Wales & South England


David Willis

Last Club: Motherwell. Talent scout.

Region: Based North East/ willing to travel.


Dougie Wright

Last Club: Wigan Athletic. Recruitment analyst.

Region: Scotland


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