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A member of the great escape squad, Alan enjoyed a long and successful playing career before taking his current role as under-18s head coach.

Connell enjoyed promotions with Bournemouth, Swindon and Bradford and his time with the Bantams also included a run to the League Cup final and a Wembley play-off final victory in 2013.

But his time with the Cherries is where fans have the most affection for Alan, where he made over 100 league appearances for the club as part of the famous great escape squad and the team that earned promotion miraculously the season after.

The former frontman is now the head coach of the under-18s side at the club.

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