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Swindon Turn To Mixture Of Youth And Experience

Many Swindon Town fans normally spend this time of the season looking at who we are linked with. If Paolo Di Canio was here still you could expect us to be linked with every League One player of the season but this year its very different.

With a new board, Town are in the process of slashing the wage bill to repair the wreck less spending of their predecessors. As a result next years team won`t be full of the Gary Roberts`, Tommy Miller`s and Alan Navarro`s, steady veterans like last season, it will be full of a mix of loan players and young players who didn`t quite make it in the Premier League and Championship.

The game for Kevin MacDonald is to assemble a decent young team to challenge on half the money but a team that is hungry to compete. It`s likely if we are linked with someone, take it at face value as a rumour, until the wage bill is slashed, we wont be adding anyone of note.

Town were said to have agreed a permanent deal for Nathan Byrne, Now we won`t know if that`s fact until around the 1st of July but if it is, This is the kind of player Town need to be signing to be competitive.

With Bristol City and Wolverhampton dropping into League One next season, the top 2 places are likely all but sealed but a young and hungry team can certainly threaten the top six with the backing of the fans.

Whilst Town have lost key players like Simon Ferry, luckily they have thus far, retained James Collins, The Thompson brothers and Wes Foderingham as key parts of the puzzle.

These are key parts with probable captain Darren Ward who will have to really lead from the back next season following the departure of Alan McCormack to Brentford.

Can Town be competitive with a mixture of experience and youth? You be the judge! Have your say by commenting below.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Shaun Calderwood Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 3 2013

Time: 3:38PM


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