RUS­SELL MIL­TON FACT­FILE

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Born: Folke­stone, 1969 (Age 46) Play­ing Ca­reer: A mid­fielder or winger, Mil­ton joined Ar­se­nal at 16 and spent five years at High­bury, leav­ing in 1989 with­out mak­ing his first-team bow. He sub­se­quently joined Ja­panese third-tier side Hi­tachi be­fore join­ing Hong Kong side Dou­ble Flower (then named In­stant-Dict) in 1990. He spent three sea­sons there, fin­ish­ing as run­ner-up in both the Cup and the top flight in his fi­nal sea­son. He also played for the Hong Kong Se­lect XI in matches against AC Mi­lan and Ever­ton. In 1993, Mil­ton re­turned to Eng­land and signed for Con­fer­ence side Dover, for whom he scored 21 goals in 165 games, also play­ing for Eng­land C. He then joined Chel­tenham, win­ning the FA Tro­phy in 1998, the Con­fer­ence in 1999 and pro­mo­tion to Di­vi­sion Two via the play-offs in 2002. When he de­parted in 2003, Mil­ton had scored 16 goals in 210 games for the Robins. He re­tired in 2005 af­ter 40 games for Bath City. Man­age­rial Ca­reer: Fol­low­ing re­tire­ment, Mil­ton lec­tured in sports science at Glouces­ter Uni­ver­sity and set up a coach­ing school with links to for­mer club Ar­se­nal. He also com­men­tated on Chel­tenham matches for BBC Ra­dio Glouces­ter be­fore re­turn­ing to the club full-time in 2010 as head of youth un­der Mark Yates. Fol­low­ing Yates’ dis­missal in Novem­ber, Mil­ton was named care­taker-manager, a role now ex­tended un­til the end of the sea­son.

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