CARETAKER boss Tommy Wright joked that Lee Peacock might be applying for the manager’s job after helping to claim a win during his first game on the coaching staff.

The former Town striker is currently head of coaching at Swindon Town's academy but has been drafted into the senior set up to assist Wright with training and match days for the final few games of the season.

Peacock’s tenure could hardly have got off to a better start as Swindon beat play-off chasing Portsmouth 3-1 in a convincing fashion at the County Ground in midweek.

Wright admitted he did not know much about Peacock before their paths crossed following the resignation of John Sheridan, but suggested his fellow Scot may have discovered a taste for the hot seat after the win.

Wright said: Mildy (Steve Mildenhall) has always been here, so his role hasn’t changed.

“But Lee Peacock came up to help me – I don’t know Lee that well really, but basically there was nobody else! We haven’t got anyone else at the club who is a coach.

“This is a good experience for Lee for the future, working with the first team, and we’ll see how it goes.

“He’s delighted that after his first game, he’s got his first win as a coach. He might be applying for the manager’s job – I don’t know!”

Peacock would likely have been impressed with the contribution of Town’s two strikers, with Brett Pitman scoring twice and Tyler Smith notching late on.

Wright revealed the one training session both he and Peacock were involved in featured some tactical work regarding shape – a move that ultimately paid dividends as Town appeared defensively resolute when taking on Portsmouth’s classy attacking outfit.

Wright said: “Lee has watched most of the games from afar or at the stadium, so he knows what’s been going on.

“He spoke to the strikers a bit because he was a striker in his playing days, but basically, when I spoke to John (Sheridan) on Sunday, I knew what I was going to do and how I was going to play because I’d watched Portsmouth quite a bit.

“I thought the way we played was our best way of beating them. We worked on our shape before the game, I went through it with the players playing in their zones.

“I said: “don’t leave your zone or your area because it leaves space”. It happened a couple of times in the second half, but it’s a win that keeps us going and it keeps things interesting.”