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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.

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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

N'GAKOUTOU YAPENDE Quentin F 
Born : Bangui, Central African Republic 10 May 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
Monaco (Jul 2011) - AC Arles-Avignon (Fr) (loan Jul 2014) - Lausanne-Sport (Swi) (loan Feb 2015) -
Evian Thonon Gaillard (Fr) (loan Jul 2015) - Royal Union St Gilloise (Bel) (loan Jan 2017) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019)

Scored twice in Town's opening pre-season friendly at Brimscombe.


NELSON Les (Leslie) Hezekiah F 
Born : Chipping Sodbury 24 January 1932 Died : Lambeth, London Q3 1980, aged 48
PLAYING CAREER
Chippiing Sodbury - Chippenham United (cs 1951) - SWINDON TOWN (13 May 1953) -
Chippenham Town (trial Oct 1954) - Bridgwater Town (Nov 1954) - Chippenham Town (cs 1955)

One of Maurice Lindley's first signings, Les hit three goals in five Combination appearances in 1953/54, but fell out of favour in the following summer.


NEWELL George Stephen F 
Born : Formby, Merseyside 27 January 1997  
PLAYING CAREER
Everton (scs Jun 2013) - Bolton Wanderers (Jul 2015) - AFC Fylde (loan Aug 2016) -
Motherwell (Jul 2017) - Albion Rovers (loan Jan 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019) -
Southport (Sep 2019)

the son of Mike, George featured in two pre-season friendlies at Hungerford and Birmingham.


NEWEY Tom (Thomas) William D 
Born : Huddersfield 31 October 1982  
PLAYING CAREER
Leeds United (Aug 2000) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 27 Jan 2003) -
Cambridge United (loan 14 Feb 2003) - Darlington (loan Mar 2003) -
Leyton Orient (Aug 2003) - Cambridge United (Jan 2005) - Grimsby Town (Jul 2005) -
Rochdale (loan Mar 2009) - Bury (Aug 2009) - Rotherham United (Jul 2010) -
Scunthorpe United (Aug 2012) - Oxford United (Jul 2013) - Northampton Town (Oct 2014)

Tom was one of three trialists who played in a 4-1 Combination win at Southend.


NEWMAN Steve (Steven) J G 
Born : Swindon 11 November 1955  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 17 Jun 1969 app 24 Apr 1971 pro 15 Nov 1973)

Promoted to the reserve side for the final two games of 1971/72, Steve starred in the Youth Cup side which reached the quarter-finals of the F.A.Youth Cup in the following season.


NICHOLLS Mark M 
Born : Hillingdon, London 30 May 1977  
PLAYING CAREER
Chelsea (trn Jul 1993 ) - Chertsey (loan 1994) - Chelsea (pro Jul 1995) -
Reading (loan Dec 1999) - Grimsby Town (loan Feb 2000) - Colchester United (loan Oct 2000) -
Aberdeen (trial May 2001) - Aldershot Town (trial Jul 2001) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 27 Jul 2001) - Partick Thistle (nc Aug 2001) -
Torquay United (Sep 2001) - Hamilton Academical (Nov 2001) - Clydebank (Nov 2001) -
Chesham United (cs 2002) - Maidenhead United - Northwood (Oct 2003) -
Hendon (cs 2004) - Uxbridge (Feb 2005) - Hayes (cs 2005) - Northwood (Sep 2006) -
Uxbridge (Jan 2007) - Beaconsfield SYCOB (Jan 2009) - Walton Casuals (cs 2010) -
North Greenford United (plyr-asst mgr Dec 2011) - AFC Hayes (Aug 2015)

Mark featured in two pre-season friendlies, playing 45 minutes against both Woking and Derby.


NICHOLSON Jake Charlie M 
Born : Harrow, London 19 July 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
West Ham United (sb 2002) - Tottenham Hotspur (Jul 2010) - Myllykosken Pallo 47 (Fin) (loan Mar 2011) -
Greenock Morton (Nov 2013) - AFC Wimbledon (Feb 2014) - St Albans City (Jan 2015) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Jul 2015) - Hayes and Yeading United (Aug 2015) -
Walton Casuals (Sep 2015) - Kingstonian (May 2016) - Walton Casuals (Aug 2016)

Jake participated in Town's first three pre-season friendlies, including the final half-hour of the visit by Everton.


NISBET Wilson Boyd F 
Born : Airdrie 15 November 1936 Died : Amersham, Bucks. 9 April 2014, aged 77
PLAYING CAREER
Chelsea - SWINDON TOWN (am 1 Jun 1957) - Amersham Town - London Transport FC

Boyd hit nine goals in just 15 reserve outings in 1957/58 - including all four in a 4-0 win over his former club - before going off to National Service. Following his 'demob' in December 1959, he was offered a full-time contract but turned it down. In early 1967, he hit a hat-trick for Amersham against Town's 'A' team - but he soon switched to playing in Greater London League football.


NORMAN Ken (Kenneth) A FB 
Born : Gloucester Q1 1961  
PLAYING CAREER
Torquay United (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (app 9 Aug 1977 pro 16 Mar 1979) -
Gloucester City (Jan 1981) - Forest Green Rovers (cs 1981) - Gloucester City (cs 1985)

Ken played in the Combination side for three seasons, predominantly at right-back, making almost 80 appearances.


NTIKA BONDOMBE Kevin D 
Born : Belgium 24 July 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Zulte (Bel) - Zaventem (cs 2014) - KV Oostende (cs 2015) - KVV Coxyde (cs 2016) -
Eendracht Aalst (cs 2017) - KVK Ninove (cs 2018) - Trakai (Lit) (Apr 2018) -
Riteriai (cs 2018) - Ararat Yerevan (Arm) (Jan 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 23 Sep 2019)

Played for the whole 90 minutes of a behind closed doors friendly against Reading at Finchampstead.