MATTHEW Currington is the latest Swindon Town fan to give his tuppence-worth on the club’s summer business in the transfer market. He’s provided a mixed review. Read on…
"THE STFC activity in the recent transfer window was pretty good. Granted, I’d like more players in or those of a higher calibre but that’s virtually impossible with current budget restrictions, mainly caused, I believe, by fans who’ve chosen to not buy matchday or season tickets (for whatever reason). It’s simple business economics and football at our level is not immune to this.
I’m only able to comment individually on four players at this time, so here they are:
Louis Thompson: If the transfer fee is as reported then this is decent business on its own, but being able to keep him until the end of the season makes it even better. I think even the most obscurely opinionated within our fanbase would struggle to find much moaning material here.
Jack Stephens: I watched eagerly to see who Southampton brought in, just to see if they created the opportunity to get Jack back. A loan until the end of the season may have been better, but even still, this shows another positive move by the club.
Jake Reeves: I’d love to say that if he’s not good enough for Brentford then he’s not good enough for us, but sadly we’re not in that position. Hopefully he’ll take the chance to prove himself via more first-team football.
Jonathan Obika: It’s fair to say he wasn’t great the last time we had him, but that was with a quite different managerial approach. Managed by Mark he may prove to be much better, I certainly hope so.
We’ve to trust Mark and Lee’s judgement with these signings, they’ve not let us down so far, so we’ve no reason to believe they will now."