First Team Manager
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Derry was appointed as first team manager in November 2013 and, against all odds, guided Notts County to The Great Escape, despite relegation looking a certainty.
No stranger to Meadow Lane, Derry joined the club at the age of 10 and came through the Academy to make 93 appearances at first team level.
After 27 appearances in the 1997.98 Division Three championship season, he moved on to Sheffield United for a fee of £700,000.
A natural leader, who has been a popular figure at every club he has represented through his passionate displays, Derry has captained Portsmouth, Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers.
He has a played pivotal role in promotions to the top-flight with Palace and QPR and is now looking to transfer his successful playing career into management.
Having worked with some top bosses, including Tony Pulis, Harry Redknapp and former County boss Neil Warnock, Derry has all the credentials to take the club forward.
He made a great start to management by keeping Notts in Sky Bet League 1 and restored the feel-good factor at Meadow Lane with his enthusiasm for the club he supported as a boy.
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Abbott was brought to the club alongside boss Shaun Derry to add experience to the Meadow Lane backroom team.
The duo had known each other from Abbott’s time as a coach at Leeds United but reunited to steer Notts away from certain relegation in 2013.14.
Abbott had managed Carlisle United for the previous five years, during which time he guided them to a Football League Trophy victory.
He had previously held the assistant manager post at Brunton Park, prior to his promotion after successful spells as caretaker boss.
Pilkington returned to Meadow Lane as goalkeeping coach at the end of the 2011.12 campaign.
During 2005 and 2010, he 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.
Pilkington was then called upon against Preston North End in 2013.14, when he was named Man of the Match, following an outstanding showing between the sticks.
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Hannah has been with the club since 2009, following a year-long work placement at Meadow Lane.
The Roehampton University graduate has a degree in Sports Science but also obtained a Masters at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in performance analysis.
Hannah is chiefly responsible for opposition breakdown, providing on-demand video support for the coaching staff, compiling detailed reports using post-match analysis service ProZone and presenting information on potential signings.
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Head of Sports Medicine
Wilson initially arrived at Meadow Lane in 2010 as head of youth medical services but was promoted to first team duties a year later by former boss Martin Allen.
Following a season as first team physiotherapist, Wilson’s role developed into head of sports medicine, as a result of the medical department’s expansion.
As head of sports medicine, Wilson provides direction, support and guidance to all members of the sports medicine team to provide the best possible care for both senior and Academy players.
Prior to joining the club, the Irishman had previously spent time with the Watford Academy, Sydney Swans (Australian Rules Football), New South Wales Warratahs (rugby) and worked for the Irish Institute of Sport.
Wilson, a graduate of St Mary's University, has gained qualifications in Sports Science, Physiotherapy and has a Post-Grad Degree in Education.
He has previously lectured at St Mary's and is currently doing so at Nottingham University, on an undergraduate Physiotherapy course, at the same time as carrying out a Masters in Sports Medicine.
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First Team Physiotherapist
Knight linked up with the Magpies in the summer of 2012 and is responsible for the treatment of the first team players at the club.
This includes injury prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
A graduate of Birmingham University, Knight kicked off her career in football as part of the Aston Villa Academy medical staff, before taking up a full-time position with Bristol City, where she worked with first team, reserves and academy players.
The former Aston Villa Ladies midfielder later spent two years with Coventry City as head academy physiotherapist but a desire to work with senior players again brought her to Meadow Lane.
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Taylor returned to the club in April 2014 after receiving a call from manager Shaun Derry.
The son of former Darlington and Leyton Orient manager Tommy Taylor had previously spent five months at Meadow Lane in 2011.
After leaving the club, Taylor went on to take up a role in the A-League with New Zealand-based outfit Wellington Phoenix.
He later spent time with the Egyptian Paralympic Track & Field Team and in the NATO Fire Department in Afghanistan, where he was on the frontline with the nation’s troops, before returning to England to set up his own Injury & Wellbeing Clinic.
A lively character, who also has experience with Scarborough FC, Leyton Orient, Antigua FF, Barnet, Luton Town, Wimbledon, Boston United and the Liverpool Academy, he ensures that the players prepare correctly and are in the best possible shape.
Taylor is also a bit of a celebrity, having appeared in the hit Sky TV series Dream Team, where he played Harchester United’s physio.
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