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THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT - AT SWINDON

A multitude of players have signed for Swindon Town but have not progressed to the first team.

This database - which was developed by fellow historian ALAN HARDING will hopefully list some 2,000 names of all those who have played at reserve team level for the club or as trialists for the first team. Thanks to MIKE SKINNER for providing many previously missing first names.

Do you have any additional info on a player listed here or any on a player not yet listed here?

If so, please e-mail me: paul@swindonfc1879.com.

FIND PLAYER BY SURNAME: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | V | W | Y

FIND PLAYER BY YEARS:
Pre-WW1 | 1919-1939 | 1940s | 1950s | 1960-1965 | 1965-1970 | 1970-1975 | 1975-1980 | 1980-1985 | 1985-1990 | 1990-1995 | 1995-2000 | 2000-2005 | 2005-2010 | 2010-2015 | 2015-Date

KACHLOUL Hassan M 
Born : Agadir, Morocco 16 February 1973  
PLAYING CAREER
Nimes Olympique (Fr) (cs 1992) - USL Dunkerque (loan cs 1995) - Metz (cs 1996) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Sep 1997) - AS St Etienne (Oct 1997) -
Southampton (Oct 1998) - Aston Villa (Jul 2001) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan Sep 2003) -
Livingston (Mar 2005)

The Moroccan was on show in a home Combination fixture against Norwich. He was on the scoresheet, but Town went down 2-1.


KARGBO Ibrahim Obreh D / M 
Born : Freetown, Sierra Leone 10 April 1982  
PLAYING CAREER
Feijenoord (Hol) - RWD Molenbeek (Bel) (cs 1999) - Charleroi (cs 2002) -
Malatyaspor (Tur) (cs 2005) - Brussels (Bel) (Aug 2005) - Willem II (Hol) (cs 2006) -
Baku (Aze) (cs 2010) - Aalborg (De) (trial Sep 2012) - RWDM Brussels (Bel) (cs 2013) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Jul 2014) - Atletico CP (Por) (29 Jul 2014) -
Barkingside - Thamesmead Town (Sep 2015) - Welling United (Feb 2016) - Dulwich Hamlet (May 2016)

Ibrahim played 45 minutes in both of the two opening friendlies - at Yate and Supermarine. Over 30 caps for Sierra Leone.


KEARNS Mick (Michael) G 
Born : Banbury, Oxon. 26 November 1950  
PLAYING CAREER
Banbury United - Oxford United (Jul 1968) - SWINDON TOWN (guest May 1970) -
Plymouth Argyle (loan Oct 1972) - Charlton Athletic (loan Feb 1973) -
Walsall (Jul 1973) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (Jul 1979) - Walsall (Aug 1982)

Mick was hastily 'borrowed' for Town's Anglo-Italian Cup adventure following Peter Downsborough's injury in a friendly at Yeovil a few days after the opening fixture. Roy Jones played in the remaining four games while Mick looked on from the bench. Three years later, Les Allen wanted to sign him but he failed a medical on one of his knees. Mick went on to play more than 300 games !


KEATING Pat (Patrick) Joseph WF 
Born : Cork 17 September 1930 Died : Sheffield August 1981, aged 50
PLAYING CAREER
Evergreen United - Cork Athletic - Sheffield United (Feb 1950) - Wisbech Town (cs 1952) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 21 Aug 1953) - Bradford Park Avenue (trial Sep 1953) -
Chesterfield (Oct 1953)

The Irish winger played in the opening three Combination fixtures of 1953/54, scoring the only goal that won the game at Bristol City. He went on to net 21 goals in 95 League games while at Saltergate.


KELLY Ged (Gerard) Anthony FB 
Born : Melton Mowbray, Leics. Oct-Dec 1960  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (app 7 Jul 1976 pro Feb 1978) - Gloucester City (cs 1979) -
Fairford Town

Ged had made 30 reserve appearances before injury halted his career in December 1977. He signed a contract extension to June 1979 but never played full-time football again after he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in a knee in October 1978.


KERR James Stewart Robert G 
Born : Bellshill, Lanarks. 13 November 1974  
PLAYING CAREER
Glasgow Celtic (May 1993) - SWINDON TOWN (loan 13 Jan 1994) -
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan Nov 1994) - Wigan Athletic (loan Aug 2001)

With Fraser Digby injured, the only cover for Nicky Hammond was youth team keeper Shane Cook. Stewart returned to Parkhead after a month and three reserve games.


KINSELLA Lewis D 
Born : Watford 2 September 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
Arsenal (sb 2003) - Aston Villa (Jul 2012) - Luton Town (loan Mar 2015) -
Kidderminster Harriers (loan Feb 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 8 Jul 2016) -
Luton Town (trial 15 Aug 2016) - Colchester United (29 Jul 2016) - Aldershot Town (Jan 2018)

Lewis played in the second half of Town's opening pre-season programme - a 6-0 win at Supermarine.


KLUKOWSKI Yan F 
Born : Chippenham, Wilts. 1 January 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
Bath City - Central Connecticut State Univ. (Jul 2005) - Chippenham Town (loan Aug 2005 & Dec 2006) -
Ottawa Fury (Can) (Feb 2007) - Cape Cod Crusaders (US) (Jan 2008) - Western Mass Pioneers (Jan 2009) -
Carlisle United (trial Jul 2009) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 23 Jul 2009) -
Chippenham Town (Aug 2009) - Larkhall Athletic (Jan 2010) - Bath City (trial Jun 2010) -
Forest Green Rovers (Aug 2010) - Newport County (May 2014) - York City (Jul 2016) -
Torquay United (Jun 2017) - Kidderminster Harriers (loan Nov 2017) -
Chippenham Town (Jul 2018) - Hungerford Town (Sep 2019) - Hereford (p/co Jul 2020)

Yan netted three goals when on trial in two pre-season friendlies, at Supermarine and Cirencester.


KNIGHT Tony (Anthony) G 
Born : Romford, Essex 6 March 1959  
PLAYING CAREER
Luton Town (May 1976) - Dover Athletic (cs 1978) - Brighton & Hove Albion (Aug 1979) -
SWINDON TOWN (loan 26 Feb 1981)

The keeper made his Town debut in a 2-0 Combination win at Cardiff and made a further four appearances before returning to the Goldstone. He played in just six League games - all for the Hatters - during his short career.


KNOWLER Archie Gerrard FB 
Born : Swindon 4 March 1916 Died : Bulawayo, S Rhodesia 27 January 1945, aged 28
PLAYING CAREER
Swindon Rangers - SWINDON TOWN (am 12 Jan 1935) - Bath City (Apr 1936) -
Trowbridge Town (cs 1937)

Archie made 15 appearances at right-back as Town's reserves lifted the Western League championship in both seasons he was with the club. A constable with the Wiltshire Constabulary, he died in a plane crash while serving in the RAF. He was buried in what was then a British colony but has now become Zimbabwe.


KNOX Ken (Kenneth) George IF 
Born : Swindon 9 January 1935 Died : Gloucester 22 July 2015, aged 80
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (am ) - Pinehurst Y C

Ken made just a handful of Combination appearances between 1952 and 1955, playing predominantly in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League side.


KRASTEV Nikolay G 
Born : Dupnitsa, Bulgaria 6 December 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Levski Sofia (Bul) - Lokomotiv Mezdra (loan cs 2015) - PFK Nesebar (loan Jul 2016) -
Botev Vratsa (loan Aug 2017 & Jun 2018) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019)

The 6'6" stopper looked set to be offered a contract, but the plug was pulled following a problem with international clearance from the Bulgarian FA.


KUMBUR Francis Shom F 
Born : Kafanchan, Nigeria 4 April 1979  
PLAYING CAREER
Kano Pillars (Ng) - Plateau United (1997) - Kawkab Marrakech (Mor) (1998) - Andrews Avenue (Sin) (2001) -
Yeovil Town (Mar 2002) - Aldershot Town (trial Jul 2002) - Haywards Heath (cs 2002) -
Drogheda United (trial Jul 2003) - Lincoln City (trial Jul 2003) -
Gravesend and Northfleet (Aug 2003) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2005) -
Plateau United (cs 2006) - Eastbourne Town (Feb 2010)

Francis played as a second-half substitute at Cirencester - when he missed from the penalty spot in Town's 3-1 win.


KYLE John Edward G 
Born : Dunfermline 10 May 1934 Died : Dunfermline 15 April 1990, aged 55
PLAYING CAREER
Rosyth Recreation FC - Heart of Midlothian (Jul 1952) - Stirling Albion (Aug 1953) -
SWINDON TOWN (21 Jul 1954) - Cowdenbeath (16 Feb 1957) - Stenhousemuir (Mar 1958)

Signed as cover for Sam Burton on the departure of Trevor Churchill, John was called up for National Service early in 1955 and his appearances were thus sporadic thereafter. In September of that year, he was on the wrong end of a 0-12 defeat at Birmingham !