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Meet the team - Dave Jones' backroom Bluebirds.

Terry Burton - Assistant manager The highly-rated coach joined City's backroom staff in September 2004, leaving a similar role at Championship rivals Watford. He joined under previous manager Lennie Lawrence and continued in same role under Dave Jones

Paul Wilkinson - Reserve team manager 'Wilko' joined Cardiff City on the back of a career spanning 18 years. He recommended teenage goalscorer Cameron Jerome to the Bluebirds.

Now working with another young, pacy forward, Josh Magennis

Martyn Margetson - Goalkeeping coach Took over coaching duties following George Wood's departure in 2006. The former Wales international joined the Bluebirds as a player in August 2002 after spells at Manchester City, Southend and Huddersfield

Alex Armstrong - Fitness coach Armstrong has been putting the Cardiff squad through their paces for four years now, having joined the club in 2005.

The former Tranmere Rovers forward served 13 years in the Army's Physical Training Corps

Sean Connelly - Physio Played under manager Dave Jones at Stockport and Wolverhampton. Combined playing with his physio work at Rushden and Diamonds before he stopped playing in 2005 and became Cardiff City's full-time first team physio

Len Nokes - club Doctor The longest serving member of the backroom staff at Cardiff City, having first joined the club in 1992 initially as crowd doctor. Nokes is also a professor of Clinical Biomechanics at Cardiff University and has roles with both Uefa and Fifa

Stefan Burnett - Masseur Burnett has been with Cardiff since October 2005 after completing his masters course in Sports Science at Uwic. Also has experience of working with different sports, having previously worked with the Welsh rugby union under-21 team

Enda Barron - Performance analyst Technology has become a vital part of the training process and Barron enables Jones to show incidents where the team did poorly or well during games. The system also helps players improve thanks to the study of their own match statistics

Ian Lanning - Kit man The first person in Cardiff City's changing room on match days, preparing kit for each player.

Appointed by former City manager Alan Cork in 2001, Lanning has worked with Lennie Lawrence and now Dave Jones

Neal Ardley - Youth academy manager Former Cardiff City player who took charge of the club's academy in 2007 Works closely with under-18 coach Geraint Twose. City have a strong record of bringing young players through the youth programme and into first-team football
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Jul 8, 2009
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