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SWINDON TOWN: Cooper set to learn fate over manager's job
CARETAKER manager Mark Cooper will today meet with the Swindon Town board to discover whether or not he will be offered the job full-time.
Cooper has been in charge of first-team affairs at the County Ground since manager Kevin MacDonald’s resignation on July 13 and has presided over two wins and two defeats.
Saturday’s 2-0 loss away at Shrewsbury will be his last in caretaker charge, but the former Peterborough boss will today meet chairman Jed McCrory and director of football operations Lee Power to find out whether he will be given the chance to take the role full-time.
Cooper remains keen to return to management following his spell as MacDonald’s number two and also has the backing of the Town squad, but is unsure whether he has done enough to earn the job on a permanent basis.
“It’s not for me to say whether I have done enough, it’s for the other people, but I have a meeting with the chairman and the owners on Monday morning where it will all be sorted out,” he said.
“I know it will be sorted, so who knows? In football anything can happen.”
Cooper gave a debut to new signing Nile Ranger on Saturday and says the striker will produce for the club once he is fully fit in three to four weeks.
He said: “It will take us a few weeks to get him up to speed, but once he is fit we know he is going to be a handful for defenders at this level.”
Cooper also revealed winger Tijane Reis missed the match due to a knee injury, with Town assessing the extent of the damage.
Meanwhile, the Advertiser understands Millwall are interested in Town’s out-of-favour right-back Paul Caddis.
The Scot, who has no squad number, saw a move to Championship Blackpool break down earlier in the summer.
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