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Williams appointed Under-23 coach

City have appointed Luke Williams as the club’s new Under-23s coach.

The 36-year-old former Swindon Town boss takes up his post immediately, heading up the development group ready for the 2017/18 season.

Head coach Lee Johnson said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Luke.

“He’s someone I’ve spoken to four or five times about this role. His fantastic reputation as a coach precedes him, certainly from everyone I’ve spoken to.

“I’m excited both that he’s joining Bristol City and the dynamic he will bring with him.”

The club’s chief executive officer Mark Ashton said: “I’m delighted Luke has agreed to join the club.

“Luke is an experienced coach, who comes with an outstanding reputation in the footballing world. He also boasts experience in management.

“I believe he will bolster our strong coaching unit, alongside Lee Johnson, Dean Holden and Jamie McAllister.”

Williams has worked in the youth setups of Leyton Orient and West Ham United, before taking up the post of development coach at Brighton & Hove Albion.

During his time with the Seagulls, Williams was in charge of the club’s reserve team and Under-21s.

In 2013 Williams was appointed first team coach at Swindon, assisting Mark Cooper as the Robins reached the League One play-off final in 2015.

He also had spells assisting caretaker manager/chairman Lee Power and Martin Ling, before stepping up to take the job permanently in January 2016.

Williams left the County Ground in May and will now turn his attentions to developing City’s next generation of talented young players.

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