HUDDERSFIELD Town's head of football operations Ross Wilson could be a target for Premier League West Brom – just three months after his appointment.
The Midlands club are seeking a replacement for their sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth, who is to join the Football Association next year.
Wilson’s remit in a new role at Town includes player recruitment and performance analysis, with the club aiming to further integrate their senior and academy set-ups.
He works closely with manager Simon Grayson, development coach Steve Eyre and academy chief Mark Lillis.
And sources suggest the powers-that-be at the Championship club are delighted with the job he is doing so far.
At this stage, it’s believed there has been no approach from West Brom – but the club have no need to seek permission from Town if they wish to speak to Wilson.
The 30-year-old spent 15 months at Watford, leaving win the wake of a takeover by the Pozzo family, after making his name during seven years at hometown Falkirk.
He joined the Scottish club after gaining a social science degree and worked as their player liaison, education and welfare officer, then head of football development.
By the end of a stint which featured five years in the Premier League and a UEFA Cup appearance, Wilson was in charge of football administration.
He dealt with scouting and player contracts as well as playing a key role in the development of one of Scottish football’s most successful club academies.
Wilson was strongly linked with a director of football role at Derby after leaving Watford, and now appears to be interesting West Brom.
Former Norwich player Ashworth, who has been a big success at The Hawthorns after initially working for the club’s academy, is driving the search for his own replacement.
He is to become the new chief of the FA’s £100m football centre St George’s Park, in Burton-upon-Trent, from next June onwards.
Ashworth’s record in the transfer market has been particularly successful, bringing the likes of Peter Odemwingie, Youssouf Mulumbu and Claudio Yacob to the club for minimal fees.