SCOTT Lindsey has been unveiled as the new Swindon Town Under-18s Manager.
Lindsey takes over from Jamie Pitman who fulfilled the role last season with Pitman reverting to his previous role as the Under-13s to Under-16s Phase Coach in the STFC Academy.
The 42-year-old explained how he was appointed the new Under-18s Manager. He said: “I spoke to Mark Cooper towards the end of last season. I went and met him and heard how he wants things done with the way the first team play mirrored by the youth team. I like the philosophy at the club.
“I’ve known Mark for a couple of years now,” he continued. “I was a player for Gillingham and played a lot of non-league in the Conference. I got into the coaching side towards the end of my career and started off my (coaching) career at Gillingham in the youth team. I was also first team coach at Lincoln for a couple of years and had a spell in charge as caretaker manager. Then last season I was at Tamworth as assistant manager. I’m really happy to be here.”
Academy Manager, Jeremy Newton, added: “Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Academy. I’ve been to watch the Under-18s in pre-season already where I spoke to the players individually and they have all commented on the start to the season with the new system and new ideas from Scott.
“They’re all looking forward to the challenge of working with him and I’m also looking forward to watching the development of those players under the guidance of Scott.”