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Swindon reaction: Cooper 'unlucky' says sports correspondent

Cooper had been at the club for two years Credit: PA

Swindon Town are looking for a new manager after parting company with Mark Cooper.

He'd been with the Robins for more than two years but a dismal start to the season have spelt the end of his time at the County Ground.

Tom Bassam, the Chief football writer at the Swindon Advertiser told us Cooper's been unlucky with injuries.

Club chairman Lee Power takes temporary charge.


Swindon part company with manager Cooper

Mark Cooper left the club after defeat at Millwall yesterday Credit: PA Images

Swindon manager Mark Cooper has left the club following Saturday's defeat at Millwall.

Cooper, 46, steered Swindon to the Sky Bet League One play-offs last season, but a 2-0 loss at the New Den has left them without a league win in six matches and one point above the relegation zone.

The club has yet to make a statement but said on its official Twitter site: "Swindon Town Football Club have (on Saturday) evening parted company with manager, Mark Cooper.

Cooper on the touchline earlier this season Credit: PA images

Cooper, whose squad have been hit by injuries to key players this season, chose not to take charge at Sheffield Wednesday in the summer and is understood to have also turned down Barnsley.

He has worked with a limited budget since being appointed as Kevin McDonald's successor at the County Ground in the summer of 2013 following a brief spell as assistant manager.

Cooper steered Swindon to fourth place in League One last season and after beating Sheffield United in the play-off semi-finals they lost out to Preston in the final.

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