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Date added: 17 October 2015

BREAKING: I'm In Charge Here! 

COOPER OUT. POWER IN.
 
Swindon Town chairman Lee Power has taken temporary charge of first team affairs after watching his side lose 2-0 at Millwall today.
 
The club have parted company with manager Mark Cooper, who has been in charge for just over two years and who led Town to the play-off finals in May.
 
Swindon currently lie 20th in League One, just one place off the relegation zone, after a poor start to the season that has seen them lose seven of the last eight games.
 
Lee Power Swindon Town
I'm in charge here: Town chairman Lee Power
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The full statement from STFC reads as follows:

"SWINDON Town can today confirm that they parted company with Mark Cooper at the weekend.

The football club would like to place on record their thanks to Mark for his outstanding work ethic and commitment to the job during his two-and-a-half-year tenure. Mark did a fantastic job which culminated in the club reaching the League One Play-Off Final last season.

Unfortunately, performances and results this term have not been as good as the club had hoped for with the current squad.

The Chairman, Lee Power thought it was time to make a change and informed Mark of his decision on Saturday night after the defeat at Millwall.

Lee will take temporary charge of the team but will definitely not be the club’s next permanent manager.

The club have already started drawing up a shortlist and plan to have a manager in place by the end of the month."

Mark Cooper's Last Game
 
League One
 
RESULT: Millwall 2 Swindon Town 0
 
Millwall scorers: Gregory 19, O'Brien 26
 
 
 
Two goals in seven first half minutes were enough to see off a ramshackle Town at The Den today - and see Mark Cooper relieved of his duties as the Swindon boss.
 
The first nail in the coffin for the manager came after 19 minutes.
 
Lee Gregory found space between two Swindon defenders before slotting low past Vigouroux.
 
The lead was doubled soon after.
 
A loose ball found O'Brien, who was only too happy to thunder the ball past the stricken Town keeper.
 
The defeat - Swindon's seventh in eight games - leaves them just one point off the relegation zone and with chairman Lee Power is temporary control.
 
The bottom of League One
 
12 Scunthorpe 13 -1 17
13 Millwall 12 -2 17
14 Chesterfield 13 -2 17
15 Bradford 12 -3 16
16 Colchester 13 -8 16
17 Barnsley 12 -2 14
18 Shrewsbury 13 -3 14
19 Fleetwood 13 -2 12
20 Swindon 13 -5 12
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21 Oldham 13 -6 12
22 Blackpool 12 -8 12
23 Doncaster 12 -6 11
24 Crewe 13 -9 9
NEXT UP:
 
Oldham (H)
Saturday 20 Oct, 7.45pm
League One
 
Coventry (H)
Saturday 24 Oct, 3.00pm
League One
 
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