SWINDON Town have enjoyed a “fantastic” summer transfer window in the eyes of manager Mark Cooper.
Cooper and owner Lee Power have drafted in seven new faces to the County Ground – four on loan and three permanently – without losing any of their key assets, though Louis Thompson was sold to Norwich City for an initial £500,000 and loaned back to Town for the remainder of the campaign.
The pair successfully signed three of their four main targets from the start of the window – Jack Stephens, Jonathan Obika and Brad Smith – and Cooper was ecstatic at that overall result.
“I think when you add a couple of players like we have done, it can only be positive. We held onto Louis, we get some money and we get him back for the rest of the season. It was a fantastic day, the chairman kept hold of his players and added to the group,” the Swindon boss told Link Sport.
“It’s what we said all along. I know people would have questioned it but I’m not making it up when I say these were the ones we were waiting for. It’s been fantastic because we got what we wanted.
“I would say I got three. It’s a good ratio.”