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Barnsley v Leyton Orient: Danny Wilson's 1,000th Match in the Dugout

18 December 2014

Barnsley Manager Danny Wilson will take to the dugout this weekend for the 1,000th time in his career.

The 54-year-old will celebrate the milestone back where it all started, in the Oakwell technical area, for the visit of Leyton Orient this weekend.

His first match as the boss was as Player-Manager of the Reds - a 2-1 victory over Derby County, thanks to a brace from Andy Rammell on August 13th, 1994.

As well as Oakwell, Wilson's managerial career has taken him to Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, MK Dons, Hartlepool United, Swindon and Sheffield United.

Speaking to the press ahead of this weekend's match, Wilson said, "It’s come round very, very quickly. At my age, I didn’t expect to get a thousand games in at this stage.

"I’m proud and very privileged to get to this stage.

"It’s down to people giving their great support and having trust and belief in me over a period of time."

Barnsley Football Club's official matchday magazine, Be Red, has an exclusive interview with the Reds boss this weekend - so don't miss out on your copy!

Wilson becomes the 24th Manager to reach the landmark along with some other notable names as listed below:

- Len Ashurst
- Ron Atkinson
- Dave Bassett
- Alan Buckley
- Sir Matt Busby CBE
- Brian Clough OBE
- Steve Coppell
- Sir Alex Ferguson CBE
- Roy Hodgson
- Dario Gradi MBE
- Brian Horton
- Lennie Lawrence
- Lawrie McMenemy MBE
- Harry Redknapp
- Sir Bobby Robson CBE
- Joe Royle
- Denis Smith
- Jim Smith
- Alec Stock
- Graham Taylor OBE
- Graham Turner
- Neil Warnock
- Arsène Wenger OBE
- Danny Wilson

All at Barnsley Football Club would like to congratulate Danny on achieving such a remarkable feat. 

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