Cooper was appointed as First Team Manager in March 2016.
He had a highly successful playing career spanning two decades, Cooper moved into Management when appointed manager of Tamworth. He then went on to Kettering Town, where he had a successful first season with the Poppies, winning the Conference North title with a margin of 17 points. In the 2008–09 season, he guided Kettering to the FA Cup fourth round, a joint record for the furthest the club have been in the competition. He also guided them to eighth place in the Conference National, completing a successful return to that division.
He later managed Peterborough United and Swindon Town in the Football League, before taking over the management position at Notts County.
Pilkington returned to Meadow Lane as goalkeeping coach at the end of the 2011.12 campaign.
During 2005 and 2010, the stopper made over 140 appearances for the club and received the 2007.08 Fans’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards.
Following an injury to goalkeeper Fabian Spiess, Pilkington agreed to sign non-contract playing terms with the club, something he has continued into 2013.14.
The former Manchester United stopper went on to make his landmark 150th appearance for the club in a return to action against Brentford in March 2013.
Then, in February 2014, with Fabian Spiess injured and Bartosz Bialkowski taking ill just hours before the Magpies’ Sky Bet League 1 encounter with Preston North End at Deepdale, Pilkington pulled on the gloves again and received the Man of the Match award for an outstanding display.
In 2014.15, the fitness fanatic will continue to mentor the County goalkeepers but will no doubt be available for another call up if required.
Head of Sports Medicine
John is Head of Sports Medicine at Notts County FC which entails offering direction, support and guidance to all members of the Sports Medicine team to provide the best possible care for our athletes.
To ensure our footballers are achieving optimal performance levels he integrate an evidence-based model (science) with experience based evidence (art). Both elements are integral to devise performance strategies for our playing squad not only to tolerate the load required to train and compete as a professional footballer but to excel at this level.
Academically, John has completed degrees in both Sport Science and Physiotherapy as well as a PGCE in Primary Education, an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine and a postgrad in Manual Therapy with MACP accreditation.
I am an associate lecturer on the MSc fro Sport & Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham and regularly lecture on the undergraduate physiotherapy course at the University of Nottingham as well.
TO SPONSOR JOHN WILSON, CALL 0115 9557 241.
Senior Performance Analyst
Cope linked up with the Magpies in June 2015 and is our Senior Performance Analyst.
Craig joined us from Cheltenham Town, and is considered to be one of the top analysts in the Football League.
TO SPONSOR CRAIG COPE, CALL 0115 9557 241.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Edwards returned to Meadow Lane early in the 2014.15 season in a joint role of player and Strength & Conditioning Coach, adding defensive cover to the squad.
The veteran defender previously spent eight seasons with Notts before moving to Carlisle United in the summer of 2012.
A steady and reliable centre-back, Edwards brings a wealth of experience with him on his return to Meadow Lane, having made over 500 league appearances throughout his career to date.
Whilst focusing primarily on his new role as Strength & Conditioning coach, Edwards will be ready to step in if needed for the first team throughout the 2014.15 season.
TO SPONSOR MIKE EDWARDS, CALL 0115 9557 241.
Paul joined the Magpies in the summer of 2014. The experienced podiatrist has clinics in Manchester, Sheffield and Huddersfield.
He primarily assess diagnose and treat Musculo skeletal pathology and injury from the knee down using various treatment modalities including; Manual therapy, Injection therapy, orthotic intervention, electrotherapy and exercise regimes.
He work with golfers, footballers, runners, rugby players, triathletes and also the general public who are experiencing problems.
He currently work as the sports podiatrist for Burnley FC, Sheffield Eagles Rugby League and Notts. I also treat players from Manchester City Ladies FC, Halifax RLFC and Widnes RLFC.