Northampton Town appoint John Pemberton as first-team coach

John Pemberton
John Pemberton has also held coaching roles at Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest

Northampton Town have appointed former Bristol City assistant John Pemberton as the club's first-team coach.

The 53-year-old ex-Crewe and Sheffield United defender was sacked by the Robins in March following a poor run of form in the Championship.

Pemberton will work alongside Cobblers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and his number two Dean Austin.

"He's hands on, he's a very good, modern coach and he'll help the players get better together," Hasselbaink said.

He told BBC Radio Northampton: "I think it's very important, if we want younger players at the club, that we work with them to make them better and he's that kind of coach."

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