JOHNSON ON MEND AFTER HEART OP
CHELTENHAM boss Gary Johnson won’t be on the sidelines for a few weeks as he recovers from successful heart surgery.
Johnson missed last weekend’s clash at Doncaster Rovers after going down with a heavy cold but continued to feel unwell and was subsequently admitted to hospital.
The 61-year-old underwent the procedure on Thursday and is now expected to miss the next few weeks as he recuperates, though the prognosis for a swift and full recovery is good.
Assistant manager Russell Milton will take control of first-team matters and Robins chairman Paul Baker wished Johnson the best.
“We wish Gary a full and speedy recovery from his operation and we will be offering our full support to him and his family over the next few weeks,” said Baker.
“The most important thing is that Gary returns to full health. The backroom staff, led by Russell, are more than capable of running things in his absence.
“We look forward to welcoming Gary back once he has been cleared to return to work, but, realistically, this may take some time.
“The board will give Gary their full support in his recovery process.”
SURGERY: Gary Johnson