League One rivals Swindon Town have appointed the experienced Danny Wilson as their new manager. Wilson was officially named by the Robins an hour before yesterday's kick-off at Leyton Orient, and although he played no direct part in the match, the response to his arrival in the Directors Box at Brisbane Road was rather positive - a goal after 42 seconds as Swindon beat their relegation rivals 2-1. Wilson replaces Maurice Malpas, who was fired on November 14th.
Wilson has only just been fired by another League One side Hartlepool, with still no obvious reason as to why the North-East club decided to give their man the shove. Although based in Chesterfield, Wilson has a strong connection with the West Country, having previously managed Bristol City for 226 games. Wilson has also enjoyed spells with Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Milton Keynes Dons.
Wilson's career highlights including getting Barnsley into the Premiership in 1997, winning the LDV Vans Trophy with Bristol City in 2003 and getting Hartlepool into League One. Swindon have yet to announce his contract length. He is expected to work with the existing Swindon backroom team for the immediate future and will take charge of his first match at the County Ground in another relegation six-pointer as 18th placed Swindon play host to 21st placed Brighton and Hove Albion.
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