New Dons duo is al-Wright

Fri, 18 May 10:32:35 2012

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has appointed Mick Harford as his new assistant and added Ian Wright to his coaching staff.

Harford will step straight into the number-two role left vacant by the retirement of John Gorman. The 53-year-old guided Luton to Johnstone's Paint Trophy success in 2009 and most recently enjoyed a spell as caretaker manager at QPR in 2010.

With vast experience as a player and in managerial set-ups the former Lincoln, Luton and Wimbledon striker will be a trusty ally to Robinson next season.

Former Arsenal and England striker Wright is a familiar face behind the scenes at the Dons having linked up with the team on an ad-hoc basis throughout the 2011/12 campaign.

Wright, who scored 128 goals in 221 games for the Gunners, will work with the team throughout the week in training.

"I believe I have picked the two best people to help me and the squad with our promotion ambitions next season," said Robinson. "Mick is an incredible man and a fantastic coach who is well respected in the game. Ian Wright hasn't got his qualifications yet but he is working towards them and he will provide invaluable experience, knowledge and inspiration to our players."


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