David Wagner is working closely with Stuart Webber to build a squad capable of taking Huddersfield Town up the Championship table.

Welshman Webber is seven months into his job as head of football operations.

He played a key role in the recruitment of former Borussia Dortmund II chief Wagner in November.

And it was his spadework which led to the loan signing of impressive Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.

Huddersfield Town v Rotherham Utd. John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Ben Chilwell.

Webber left Saturday’s visitors Wolves, where he was head of recruitment, to succeeded Ross Wilson, now at Southampton.

He is tasked with developing the structures put in place by Wilson, and has a particularly key role in scouting (identifying targets) and recruitment (bringing them to the club).

The job also encompasses overseeing Town’s scouting, sports science, medical and player and match analysis operations from academy through to first-team level.

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That involves working closely with head coach Wagner.

Webber began his career in Wales, working on recruitment for Wrexham’s Centre of Excellence before becoming head of youth, which included managing the Under 18s.

The joined Liverpool in July 2009 as director of recruitment and played a key role in the deal which saw Raheem Sterling move to the Reds from QPR in 2010.

In three years at Anfield, he managed a team of scouts and the overall recruitment strategy for players up to the age of 19, working with the likes of Damien Comolli and Frank McParland and alongside managers like Rafael Benitez and Kenny Dalglish.

He joined QPR as head of scouring in August 2012 and moved to Wolves in January 2013.

While at Molineux, Webber played a key role in the club’s largely successful transfer dealings, with the likes of Benik Abobe, Nouha Dicko, Kevin McDonald and James Henry becoming instant hits.

On leaving, he said: “The opportunity at Huddersfield offers a step up from my current role.

“At this stage of my career it is one which I felt I could not turn down.”