New assistant manager on his new role in Rob Page's backroom staff
New Northampton Town assistant manager Paul Wilkinson says he is pleased to be back at Sixfields, and is looking forward to forming part of a brand new backroom staff put together by new manager Rob Page.
"I had no hesitation when Rob approached me about the job," he said.
"Rob is a young, up and coming manager and I am delighted to be part of a really strong backroom team."
Wilkinson ended his long playing career at Sixfields, and is happy to be back in his new role.
"It was towards the end of my career when I came here under Ian Atkins and I am pleased to be back, and I'm looking forward to the future now," he said.
"A lot of things have happened since my time here before, I am really pleased to be here and I am looking forward to it.
"When I left here I went into coaching with Leeds United, and then on to Grimsby, and then I was lucky enough to follow Lennie Lawrence to Cardiff City, I spent ten great years there with Lennie Lawrence and Dave Jones. Dave then took me to Sheffield Wednesday and after there I went to Norwich City and then Barnsley and now I am back here.
"I am extremely lucky that I have been able to stay in the game for so many years and I am looking forward to hopefully spending a few years here, where hopefully we will have some good times.
"My roles have been a mixture of youth and first team duties, and I have built up a lot of experience in that time, which hopefully I can put to excellent use here."