RUSSELL MILTON FACTFILE
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.
NEW ROLE: In charge of the Robins