Date: 16th February 2016 at 1:52pm
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Craig Hignett made his first appointment to his backroom staff the other day and it came in the shape of Curtis Fleming who joins as first team coach.

Having overseen a two one victory over Yeovil Town in his first game in charge on Saturday against Yeovil Town, Hignett then secured the services of Fleming.

Having played alongside him at Middlesbrough back in the 1990’s he’s obviously pleased the former Republic of Ireland international has agreed to join him at The Vic.

Speaking to the Official Site about the appointment, Hignett said.

‘Curtis is a fantastic fella and it`s great news for me that he`s coming in. He is someone who the lads will be able to go to with things they might feel uncomfortable talking to the gaffer about – a bit like I was with Colin Cooper, I suppose. I`ve got a bit of scope to bring another person in as Assistant Manager if I want to as well so that`s something I will look at and if the right person is available we can try and get them in too.’

After a solid playing career as a defender, Fleming moved into coaching after hanging up his boots as an assistant manager at Derry City and then he returned to Middlesbrough as a Youth Team Coach.

In 2007 he moved north and joined Mark Proctor at Livingston before taking a role at Crystal Palace under former team mate Dougie Freedman.

Fleming followed him to Bolton Wanderers in 2012 as first team coach, before they parted as Freedman went to Nottingham Forest.

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