TWO well-known football faces were at the Galpharm for last week’s play-off clash with MK Dons – for very good reason.
Mick Harford and Ian Wright could be spotted in the directors’ box and, at the end of last week, were added to the MK Dons coaching staff following the retirement of John Gorman.
Harford has become assistant manager to Karl Robinson and Wright is the new first-team coach.
Robinson declared it a new era at the Milton Keynes club after two successive play-off disappointments – with the focus firmly on winning promotion to the Championship next term.
The manager explained: “This is the team me and the players wanted to go with and we’re looking forward to it now.
“They will bring a wealth of experience to the team. Obviously Mick has managed, he’s been an assistant manager, he has played at the highest level and Wrighty is one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history – and probably one of the biggest characters in the game as well.
“The two of them will bring unbelievable experience but also great enthusiasm around the building. We are writing new chapters year in, year out and this will be another chapter. The way we performed against Huddersfield has inspired a lot of people to kick on again. We don’t want to go through the play-offs, we want to go up automatically.
“It has added to the fantastic work John Gorman has done, he put in some tremendous work. Now it is a new era, a new time to get that promotion.”