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Paul Thirlwell was named Town Assistant Manager in January 2017 following a successful spell as U21 Manager.

Thirlwell had in initially joined the club as a player in 2015, following an eight-year stint and over 200 appearances in the Football League with Carlisle United.

The former England U21 International came through the ranks at Sunderland, before making his first team debut in 1998 where he began a career spanning almost 20 years in a defensive midfield role.