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An amazingly loyal servant, Cousins first joined Swindon from Chesterfield in 1932, and served the club in many various positions for 43 years, before his retirement in 1975.
After his first season, which resulted in the club having to apply for re-election to the league, Cousins was one of only four players who remained for the following season. In the next seven seasons before World War II, Cousins appeared in 263 of the 294 league games Swindon played - mostly as an uncompromising wing-half, which earned him the nickname "the iron man" - he once played an entire season with a broken bone in his foot!
After the war, Cousins made few more appearances, and he was asked to act as a scout for local youth talent. When he retired from playing, Cousins spent a season as reserve team trainer, moving up to train the first team in 1949 - a role he kept until after the League Cup Final victory in 1969. He then helped the club in various roles before retiring six years later.
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