Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Are Swindon Heading For A Youth Movement?

Are Swindon Heading For A Youth Movement?

Swindon Town are expected to change their focus this summer and head for a more Youth oriented approach.

Part of these plans are to integrate the youth team more with the first team which would allow Town to slash their wage budget following two years of silly spending by Paolo Di Canio where some players are rumoured to be on around £7,000 a week.

The integration has already begun with Town offering pro deals to 5 players this season from the youth set up including Alex Ferguson, Mark Francis, Aaron Oakley, Louis Thompson and Connor Waldon.

A sixth youngster Kaydon Jackson recently won a years contract in the Samsung be a pro contest bringing the summer signings potentially to six youngsters.

Town boss Kevin MacDonald is expected to meet with his squad this week to confirm who is and isn`t part of his plans heading into the Summer.

It is expected that Town will sell Paul Caddis now that they failed to achieve Championship Football with Birmingham City leading the way after a successful loan spell at St. Andrews this year, although skint City are not willing to depart with all the transfer fee up front, because they don't have it. Caddis is keen to remain at Birmingham however.

Town could look to offload some more of their highest earners this summer including Gary Roberts, Jay McEveley as well as goalkeeper Wes Foderingham to reduce the wage bill to a sustainable level.

Simon Ferry, Joe Devera, and Aden Flint among others could leave for nothing in the Summer as their contracts come to an end as well at Nathan Thompson, although Town would receive compensation for Thompson.

Town are keen to pick up some bargains with Premier League teams releasing players who didn`t quite make the grade but may still have a future lower down the footballing pyramid. The club recently held open trials and development fixtures in a bid to spot any future stars.

Swindon Town are keen to hold onto Nathan Thompson who they see as a part of the building process. Rumours have circulated given MacDonald`s previous history with youth management, this was a key part in naming him manager as he could help bring talent through who could eventually be sold for profit similar to Crewe Alexandra to make the club self sustainable.

It won`t be all youngsters coming in though, If rumours from Birmingham City are true, Town have already agreed a permanent long term deal with loan striker Adam Rooney and the Swindon Advertiser reported last week that Nathan Byrne was set to sign a permanent deal at the County Ground in the Summer.

Vital Swindon Town on: facebook

Vital Swindon Town on: twitter

Join Vital Swindon Town
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!


Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Tuesday May 7 2013
Time: 3:50PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Lawrence Vigouroux Says Goodbye To Swindon

Keeper set to depart County Ground....or is he?

Who Will Swindon Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Jonathan Obika To Remain At Swindon

Striker set to stay.

Stats: Rochdale v Swindon Town

All the stats from Rochdale (2) vs (2) Swindon Town, Spotland, 30/4/2016 Att: 2,806

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Shaun Calderwood
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will You Buy a 2016/17 Season Ticket?
Suggested By:
Yes74%
No26%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One