Brown In At Swindon

Phil Brown has been appointed the new manager of Swindon Town.

The former Hull City and Southend boss has signed a deal untill the end of season and told Swindon's club website: “It’s a great challenge,” he told the Swindon Town website. “It’s a short-term deal at the moment and the lure of the play-offs and possible promotion was a big attraction for me, as was the sales pitch from the chairman.

“Lee (Power) outlined what he wants for the club and the ambition and that really interested me.”

Brown, who will be officially unveiled to the media on Thursday, added: “We have a 10-game season now – it’s really a snapshot of what football is all about.

"This is an opportunity to get the club promoted and coming into a situation like this, at the right end of the division, is a rarity in some senses.

“Another aspect of this is the size of Swindon as a club, who in my opinion have been a sleeping giant for years now. They have a fantastic history with some great names to have played or managed here.

"Couple that with the ambition of the chairman, it was an easy decision to make.”