Dean Skinns extends Wildcats contract

By Barrie Hudson - 8 June 2022

Sport

The Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have confirmed that Dean Skinns has put pen to paper on a contract extension.

It will see him remain with the the side for another 12 months.

Dean joined the Wildcats last summer from the MK Lightning and contributed massively to its Autumn Cup success last season. 

He formed a close tandem partnership with Scottish shot-stopper Renny Marr, and the two split time over the course of a campaign which saw the Wildcats take part in almost 70 games.

Throughout his career, Dean has been a stalwart of the second-tier level thanks to spells with Guildford, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Slough and Milton Keynes, and had a two-season spell in Swindon under then Head Coach Ryan Aldridge.

Along the way, he has contributed to league, cup and playoff winning teams and also had an All-Star nomination at EPL level.

Speaking after confirming his netminding tandem for the season, Head Coach Aaron Nell said: “Bringing Dean in last summer was a move we really wanted to make. Knowing how many games we’d be playing we had to give Renny some support and I think over the course of the season that move really paid off.

"This year we wanted to continue that and it was a quick conversation with Skinnsy, he was superb at times last year and I have no doubt he’ll be as reliable as needed when we call upon him throughout the new season.

"Renny and Dean will give us the chance to win every night and at this level, that’s what you need from your netminders. They can both produce moments of magic between the pipes and I’m really happy to have them both back again this season."

Any individual or organisation interested in sponsoring any of the team or part of the club is asked to email sally.price@swindonwildcats.com for more information.

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