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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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AHMED Oluwafikayo Oladipupo Tom (Olutomi) M 
Born : Lambeth, London November 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs 14 Oct 2006) - Bedford Town - Barton Rovers -
Langford

Tom was one of three players to start a two-year scholarship on the same day. The other two - Jake Hyde and Mustapha Carayol - both went on to play in the Football League, though neither achieved it at Swindon. Tom was released in December 2006 - just two months in.


ANTELL Calum John G 
Born : Abergavenny, Mon. 13 June 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
Swansea City (trial ) - Cardiff City (trial ) - SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2008) -
Motherwell (trial May 2010) - Hibernian ( 2 Jun 2010) - East Stirling (loan Jul 2011) -
East Fife (loan Oct 2012) - Queen of the South (Jul 2013) - Brechin City (loan Dec 2013) -
Nairn County (Jul 2014) - Edinburgh City (Jul 2016)

The Welsh keeper spent his entire career in Scotland after being released at the County Ground following the completion of his scholarship in May 2010.


ANZITÉ TOUADÉRÉ Clovis Franklin M 
Born : Bangui, Central African Republic 2 November 1985  
PLAYING CAREER
Tigres Bangui (CAR) - AC Ajaccio (Fr) (2003) - SWINDON TOWN (31 Aug 2007) -
Weymouth (11 Feb 2008) - Libourne St Seurin (Fr) (Jul 2008) - Martigues (Oct 2009) -
Etoile (Sin) (Mar 2011) - Home United (Jan 2012) - Samutsongkhram (Th) (Jan 2013) -
Trat (Jul 2013) - Ayutthaya (Jan 2014) - Hoang Anh Gia Lai (Vn) (May 2015) -
Long An (Jan 2016)

Signed by prospective new owners BEST Holdings and given a one-year contract, Franklin lasted little more than five months at the County Ground. He travelled to Carlisle with the first team on 4 Dec but was not selected or on the bench, Ben Tozer being given his League debut.


ARTER Harry Nicholas M 
Born : Sidcup, Kent 28 December 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
Charlton Athletic (1 Jul 2007) - Staines Town (loan Nov 2008) - Welling United (loan 2009) -
Woking (Jun 2009) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 7 Dec 2009) -
AFC Bournemouth (Jul 2010) - Carlisle United (loan Mar 2011) - Cardiff City (loan Aug 2018) -
Fulham (loan Aug 2019)

The Republic of Ireland midfielder spent a week on trial at the County Ground after impressing in Woking's narrow F.A.Cup defeat.


BOCANDE Daniel Francois M 
Born : Ziguinchor, Senegal 5 December 1983  
PLAYING CAREER
Casa Sports (Sen) - FC Metz (Fr) (Sep 2001) - CS Louhans-Cuiseaux (loan cs 2005) -
Reading (trial Jan 2007) - Southend United (trial Feb 2007) -
AFC Wimbledon (Aug 2007) - Brighton & Hove Albion (trial Sep 2007) -
Luton Town (trial Nov 2007) - Harlow Town (Nov 2007) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 21 Apr 2008) -
Wrexham (trial Oct 2008) - CS Blénod Pont-a-Mousson (Fr) (Aug 2011) -
Thionville (Jan 2012) - APM Metz (cs 2014)

An under-23 international for Senegal, Daniel played in two reserve team fixtures towards the end of the season.


BUFTON Aaron Vinny G 
Born : Chichester 23 April 1991  
PLAYING CAREER
Crystal Palace (sb 1998) - Reading (sb 1999) - Queens Park Rangers (sb 2003) -
Portsmouth (sb 2005) - SWINDON TOWN (sb 2006) -
Aldershot Town (scs Jul 2007) - Peterborough United (trial 2007) -
Scunthorpe United (trial 2008) - Corinthian-Casuals - Bisley Sports (Sep 2008) -
Farnborough (Jan 2009) - Ashford Town (Mdx) - Northwood (Aug 2009) - Aylesbury United (Dec 2009) -
AFC Hayes (Jan 2010) - Hillingdon Borough (cs 2010) - North Greenford United (cs 2011) -
Gosport Borough (cs Jun 2012) - Thatcham Town - Guildford City (Jun 2013) -
Fleet Town (Oct 2013) - Thatcham Town (Mar 2014) - Chipstead (cs 2014) -
Alton Town (Sep 2014) - Leighton Town (cs 2015) - Farnborough (Nov 2015) -
Gosport Borough (Jul 2016) - Petersfield Town (Sep 2016) - Westfield (loan Feb 2017) -
Godalming Town (cs 2017) - Kingstonian (trial Aug 2017) - Knaphill (Oct 2017) -
Egham Town (Nov 2017) - Kingstonian (Feb 2018) - Cheshunt (Feb 2018) - Egham Town (Mar 2018) -
Farnborough (Mar 2018) - Hanwell Town (cs 2018) - Binfield (cs 2019) -
Farnham Town (Aug 2019) - Guildford City (Oct 2019) - South Park (Jan 2020) -
Ashford Town (Mdx) (Jan 2020) - Westfield (loan Apr 2020) - Alresford Town (Jun 2020) -
Tadley Calleva (Nov 2020)

Aaron turned out for Town's Wilts Premier Shield tie against Salisbury in Dec 2006, aged just 15.


CARAYOL Mustapha Soon M 
Born : Banjul, Gambia 10 June 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
Woking (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (scs 14 Oct 2006) - Macclesfield Town (scs Jan 2007) -
Milton Keynes Dons (Aug 2007) - Crawley Town (loan Oct 2007) - Torquay United (Jul 2008) -
Kettering Town (loan Sep 2009) - Lincoln City ( Jul 2010) - Bristol Rovers (Jun 2011) -
Middlesbrough (Aug 2012) - Brighton & Hove Albion (loan Mar 2015) - Huddersfield Town (loan Aug 2015) -
Leeds United (loan Jan 2016) - Nottinghan Forest (Aug 2016) - Ipswich Town (Jan 2018) -
Apollon Limassol (Cyp) (Aug 2018) - Adana Demirspor (Tur) (Jul 2019) - Gillingham (Aug 2021)

Mustapha was just two months into his scholarship with Town when player-coach Paul Ince left, taking him with him to Moss Rose. Ten years later, he had made more than 200 League appearances and gained four caps for Gambia.


CONSTABLE James Ashley F 
Born : Malmesbury, Wilts. 4 October 1984  
PLAYING CAREER
Malmesbury Youth FC - Cirencester Town - Chippenham Town (Dec 2003) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2005) -
Walsall (Nov 2005) - Kidderminster Harriers (Nov 2006) - Shrewsbury Town (Jan 2008) -
Oxford United (Jul 2008) - Eastleigh (May 2014) - Poole Town (loan Feb 2018) -
Hungerford Town (Jun 2019)

Andy King gave James a trial, seeing him come on as a substitute to score against his old club Cirencester. But no offer was made until after Iffy Onuora had taken over - and James turned him down in favour of the Saddlers. Six years later Paolo Di Canio was reported as having two offers for the striker rebuffed by Oxford.


CRITCHELL Kyle Andrew Ross D 
Born : Dorchester 18 January 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
Weymouth (sb ) - Southampton (Aug 2005) - Torquay United (loan Oct 2006) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 8 Jan 2007) - Chesterfield (19 Jan 2007) -
Weymouth (May 2007) - Wrexham (Jun 2008) - York City (loan Jan 2009) -
Weymouth (Mar 2009) - Dorchester Town (Nov 2009) - Weymouth (Aug 2012) - Portland United (p/co cs 2015)

Kyle played as a trialist in a 3-0 win for the reserves at Yeovil, but signed for the Spireites just a week later.


DE AZEVEDO Bruno 'Guima' (Guimarães) Pinho F 
Born : Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal 11 March 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
AD Valecambrense (Por) (cs 2005) - CD Feirense (cs 2006) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 9 Jul 2007) -
Pampilhosa (Por) (loan Jan 2008) - Fiães SC (Aug 2008) - Academico Viseu (cs 2009) -
UD Oliveirense (cs 2010) - MSK Žilina (Slo) ( Jul 2012) - UD Oliveirense ( Jan 2013) -
CFR Cluj (Ro) (cs 2014) - Shonan Bellmare (Jap) (Jan 2015) - CFR Cluj (Apr 2015) -
CD Feirense (Sep 2016)

Given a trial in a number of early pre-season fixtures, 'Guima' netted four goals but was soon on his way back to Portugal.


DOE Scott Mark D 
Born : Reading 6 November 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
AFC Newbury - SWINDON TOWN (sb 1999 scs Aug 2005) - Weymouth (Jul 2007) -
Kettering Town (Feb 2009) - Dagenham & Redbridge (Mar 2009) - Boreham Wood (Jul 2015) -
Dagenham & Redbridge (Jul 2016) - Whitehawk (Feb 2018) - Boreham Wood (Mar 2018) -
Billericay Town (Jul 2018) - Dover Athletic (Dec 2018) - Romford (Feb 2020) -
Hornchurch (Sep 2020) - Welling United (Jan 2021)

Having been released at the end of his two-year scholarship with Town, Scott went on to make more than 200 League appearances with Dagenham.


EVANS Dan (Daniel) David CD 
Born : Plymouth 31 October 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
Plymouth Argyle (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (scs 4 Sep 2009) -
Plymouth Parkway (cs 2011) - St Blazey - Truro City (cs 2012) -
St Blazey (Jan 2014) - Tavistock (cs 2015)

Signed for £30,000 a few weeks before his 17th birthday, Dan played alongside his namesake Will Evans. But at the end of his scholarship there was no offer of a contact and Dan returned to Devon.


EVANS Richard Glyn M 
Born : Cardiff 19 June 1983  
PLAYING CAREER
Birmingham City (Jul 2002) - Sheffield Wednesday (Mar 2003) - Colchester United (trial Jul 2005) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 15 Aug 2005) - Shrewsbury Town (Jan 2006) -
Newport County (Aug 2006) - Bath City (Oct 2008) - Weston-Super-Mare (loan Jan 2010) -
Haverfordwest County (Jul 2010) - Port Talbot Town (cs 2011) - Aberaman Athletic (Sep 2011) -
Chippenham Town (Feb 2012) - Merthyr Town (Dec 2014) - Ton Pentre (Aug 2015)

Still under contract at Hillsborough, Richard played in the opening reserve League game of the season against Cheltenham.


EVANS Tom (Thomas) Langley John CD 
Born : Addlestone, Surrey 26 June 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs 28 Jul 2006 pro 2 May 2008) - Lincoln City (trial 8 Sep 2008) -
Truro City (loan 2 Dec 2008) - Weston-Super-Mare (loan 31 Mar 2009 perm Aug 2009) -
Worcester City (cs 2009) - Gloucester City (Mar 2011) - Frome Town (cs 2011)

Tom was handed a one-year contract after completing his scholarship, but after twice going out on loan he was released in May 2009.


EVERISS Adam John M 
Born : Wimbledon 15 September 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
Reading (sb 1999) - SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2007) - Aldershot Town (loan Aug 2021) -
Fleet Town - Basingstoke Town (cs 2009) - Hemel Hempstead Town (cs 2011) -
Gosport Borough (Jun 2012) - Thatcham Town (Aug 2012) - Whitchurch United (Jan 2013) -
Hayes and Yeading United (Mar 2013) - Godalming Town (Jul 2013) - Hartley Wintney (Dec 2013) -
Fleet Town (cs 2015) - Hartley Wintney (cs 2017) - Camberley Town (cs 2018) -
Basingstoke Town (Mar 2019)


FRANCIS Vernon Edwin M 
Born : Lambeth, London Apr-Jun 1982  
PLAYING CAREER
Tooting & Mitcham United (cs 2004) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 12 Jul 2006) -
Metropolitan Police (Oct 2008) - Dulwich Hamlet (cs 2010) - Leatherhead (cs 2011) -
Dulwich Hamlet (cs 2012) - Tooting & Mitcham United (Oct 2012) - Merstham (Aug 2013) -
Walton and Hersham (Jan 2014) - Whyteleafe (cs 2015)

Vernon played in the first half of a 3-2 win in a friendly at Forest Green.


GARRICKS Shane Matthew M 
Born : Aylesbury, Bucks. August 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
Wycombe Wanderers (scs May 2004) - Sunderland (trial Jul 2005) - Queens Park Rangers (scs 2005) -
SWINDON TOWN (scs Oct 2005) - Aylesbury United (Oct 2006 & Jan 2008)

Still only 17 when he joined Town, Shane played in two F A Youth Cup ties before making his Combination debut in January. He was released at the end of the season.


GNAKPA JOHOURI Claude D 
Born : Marseille 9 June 1983  
PLAYING CAREER
Montpellier HSC (Fr) (1998) - US Marignane (2001) - Beaucaire (2002) - Racing de Santander (Sp) (2003) -
Deportivo Alaves (2005) - Vaduz (Li) (2006) - Leeds United (trial ) -
SWINDON TOWN (22 Mar 2007) - Peterborough United (19 Jul 2007) -
Luton Town (Aug 2008) - Walsall (Jul 2011) - Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Jan 2012) -
Al-Minaa (Irq) (Jun 2012) - Salgaocar (Ind) (Aug 2013)

The big French defender sat on the first team bench for seven successive games in March and April 2007 without getting the call up from boss Paul Sturrock.


GYAN Christian Attah D 
Born : Tema, Ghana 2 November 1978  
PLAYING CAREER
Great Mariners FC (Ng) - Feijenoord (Hol) (cs 1996) - SBV Excelsior (Jan 1998 & Jul 2006) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 20 Aug 2007) - Turun Palloseura (Fin) (Jun 2008) -
Wrexham (Jan 2009) - Rovaniemen Palloseura (Fin) (Jan 2010) - RKSV Leonidas (Hol) (Sep 2010)

Christian played in Town's opening Combination fixture, a 1-1 draw at Yeovil. He gained 23 caps for Ghana.


HAJI (Haj Mollah Ahmad Naraghi) Shana (Shahnom) M 
Born : Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria 15 June 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Esteghlal (Irn) - Real Zaragoza (Sp) - West Bromwich Albion (trial Mar 2006) -
Tromsø IL (Nor) (trial Mar 2006) - Esteghlal (Irn) - Hibernian (Mar 2007) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 7 Apr 2008) - Falkirk (cs 2008)

Shana registered the opening goal in Town's 3-3 draw with Cheltenham reserves.


HAMMONDS Kurt Lewis M 
Born : Wakefield, W Yorks. 6 December 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
Reading (sb ) - Trowbridge Town (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2006 pro 19 Feb 2008) -
Warminster Town (Jul 2010) - Frome Town (Jun 2013) - Warminster Town - Melksham Town -
Bradford Town (cs 2020)

Kurt did well enough to earn a 12-month extension to his pro contract in 2009, but a serious knee injury put paid to any further full-time football.


HARTMANN Mark Andrew F 
Born : Southampton 20 January 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
Portsmouth (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2008) - Blackfield & Langley (Aug 2010) -
Manila Nomads (Ph) (Jan 2011) - Loyola Meralco Manila (Apr 2011) - Global Cebu (Jul 2013) -
Geylang International (Sin) (Jun 2016) - Sarawak (Mly) (Dec 2016) - Penang (Jun 2017) -
Ubon UMT United (Th) (Jan 2018) - Ratchaburi Mitr Phol (Jun 2018) - Suphanburi (Dec 2018) -
Nakhonratchasima Mazda (Jun 2019) - United City FC (Ph) (Dec 2019) - Petaling Jaya City (Mly) (Feb 2020) -
UiTM FC (loan Mar 2020) - United City FC (2021)

On being released without a pro contract, Mark was playing in Wessex League football before moving to Asia. He went on to collect more than twenty full caps for the Philippines.


HENRY Leigh Charles David CD 
Born : Swindon 29 September 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2003) - Bath City (loan 5 Mar 2005) -
SWINDON TOWN (pro May 2006) - Weston-Super-Mare (loan 14 Aug 2006) -
Swindon Supermarine (5 Feb 2007) - Bath City (Feb 2011) - Bromley (May 2011) -
Maidenhead United (Jul 2011) - Cirencester Town ( Dec 2012) - Chippenham Town (Mar 2016) -
Cirencester Town (cs 2016)

The son of Charlie Henry, Leigh reached the first team bench in December 2005 at Rotherham. But that was as far as he got as he was released following two six-monthly contracts for the 2006/07 season.


HENSHALL Alex Charles M 
Born : Swindon 15 February 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 2002 ) - Manchester City (scs 10 Jun 2010 ) -
Chesterfield (loan Feb 2013) - Bristol Rovers (loan Oct 2013) -
Ipswich Town (Mar 2014) - Blackpool (loan Jan 2015) - Kilmarnock (Mar 2016) -
Margate (Dec 2016) - Braintree Town (Jan 2017) - Nuneaton Town (Jun 2017) -
Darlington (Jun 2018) - Nuneaton Borough (Jul 2019) - Swindon Supermarine ( Nov 2019) -
Stratford Town (Sep 2020) - Banbury United (Sep 2020)

After starting out with the club as an eight-year old, Alex left Town for an 'undisclosed fee' - after reaching the first team bench twice aged 15. Shortly after going to Manchester he made his debut for the England under-17's and went on to appear in 16 games at that level. His Football League appearances totalled one less than that.


HILLS John David D 
Born : Lytham St Annes 21 April 1978  
PLAYING CAREER
Blackpool (Oct 1995) - Everton (Nov 1995) - Swansea City (loan Jan 1997 & Aug 1997) -
Blackpool (Jan 1998) - Gillingham (Aug 2003) - Sheffield Wednesday (Jul 2005) -
Blackpool (Jul 2007) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 21 Jul 2008) -
Fleetwood Town (Aug 2008) - AFC Fylde (p/co cs 2010)

The 30 year old full-back featured in three of Town's opening four pre-season friendlies.


HOPPER Luke F 
Born : Devizes, Wilts. 16 March 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2005) - Chippenham Town (Jul 2007) - Cirencester Town (loan Oct 2007) -
Swindon Supermarine (Jul 2008) - Devizes Town (loan Nov 2009) - Hungerford Town (Jul 2011) -
Dandenong Thunder (Aus) (Feb 2013) - South Melbourne (Jul 2013) - Chippenham Town (Feb 2014) -
Hungerford Town (Mar 2014) - Swindon Supermarine (Jul 2014) - Gloucester City (Dec 2015) -
Hungerford Town (May 2017) - Salisbury (Mar 2018) - Chippenham Town (Jun 2019) -
Hungerford Town (Aug 2020) - Yate Town (Jul 2021)

Luke was released after completing his scholarship, having only once come close to playing for the first team - when he was an unused substitute against Chester in February 2007.


HYDE Jake Matthew F 
Born : Maidenhead, Berks. 1 July 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
Wycombe Wanderers (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (scs 14 Oct 2006 pro 22 Feb 2008) -
Weymouth (loan Feb 2008 & Mar 2009) - Barnet (Jul 2009) - Hayes and Yeading United (Oct 2010) -
Lochee United (Mar 2011) - Dundee (trial Mar 2011) - Dunfermline Athletic (nc Mar 2011) -
Dundee (Jun 2011) - Barnet (Jul 2012) - York City (Jun 2014) - Stevenage (Jul 2016) -
Maidenhead United (Feb 2017) - Woking (Jul 2018) - FC Halifax Town (Aug 2020) -
Wrexham (Jul 2021)

Jake earned a 16-month pro contract on completion of his scholarship but failed to make the breakthrough to the League side. He was top scorer for Barnet in 2012/13 and scored the last ever goal at Underhill in the April. Jake also bagged the goal for the Cards that knocked Town out of the F.A.Cup in December 2018.


JESIONKOWSKI Jakub G 
Born : Poznan, Poland 7 March 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
Olimpia Poznan (Pol) - MSP Szamotuly - Sokol Pniewy - Zaglebie Lubin (cs 2006) -
SWINDON TOWN (31 Jul 2009) - Oxford City (loan 11 Nov 2010) -
Olimpia Poznan (cs Jul 2011)

The Polish under-21 keeper looked set to make his debut when Paul Hart took over briefly as Town boss. But Phil Smith kept his place and Jakub was given a free transfer in the June.


JORDAN Michael William G 
Born : Cheshunt, Herts. 7 April 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Norwich City (sb 1997) - Arsenal (Nov 2004) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 18 Jul 2005) -
Doncaster Rovers (trial Nov 2005) - AFC Bournemouth (trial Jan 2006) -
Yeovil Town (loan Mar 2006) - Chesterfield (Aug 2006) - Lewes (Mar 2008) -
Stevenage (trial Jul 2008) - Eastbourne Borough (Jan 2009) - Farnborough Town (Mar 2009) -
Boreham Wood (Jun 2011) - Concord Rangers (cs 2012) - Ebbsfleet United (plyr-co Dec 2016)

A former England under-17 keeper, Michael played in two pre-season friendlies for Town - at Bideford and Taunton.


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.


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.


M'BOLHI OUAHAB Rais Cobos Adrien G 
Born : Paris 25 November 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Racing Paris (Fr) (sb ) - Olympique Marseille - Heart of Midlothian (Jan 2006) -
Ethnikos Pireaus (Gr) (Jul 2006) - Panetolikos (Jan 2007) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Aug 2007) -
Ryukyu (Jap) (Jul 2008) - Slavia Sofia (Bul) (May 2009) - Manchester United (trial May 2010) -
West Ham United (trial Jul 2010) - CSKA Sofia (Bul) (loan Aug 2010) -
Krylla Sovetov Samara (Rus) (Dec 2010) - CSKA Sofia (Bul) (loan Aug 2011) -
Gazalec Ajaccio (Fr) (loan Jan 2013) - CSKA Sofia (Bul) (Aug 2013) -
Philadelphia Union (US) (Jul 2014) - Antalyaspor (Tur) (Aug 2015) - Stade Rennais (Fr) (Jan 2017) -
Al-Ettifaq (S Ar) (Jan 2018)

Rais was one of four trialists to start the pre-season friendly at Hampton and Richmond. Since then the keeper has gained over fifty caps for Algeria.


MAIN Jon Daniel F 
Born : Greenwich 7 March 1981  
PLAYING CAREER
VCD Athletic - Cray Wanderers - Tonbridge Angels (Jan 2006) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (trial ) -
Milton Keynes Dons (trial ) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 30 Apr 2007) -
AFC Wimbledon (Nov 2007) - Dartford (loan Jan 2011) - Dover Athletic (loan Mar 2011) -
Tonbridge Angels (Jul 2011) - Welling United (May 2012) - Thamesmead Town (cs 2013) -
Erith & Belvedere (Jan 2014) - Ramsgate (Mar 2014)

The Tonbridge striker played for Town in a Combination game against Exeter, impressing enough to be invited back in the close season. But Jon turned down the offer, instead signing a contract extension with the Angels.


MAY Rory Joseph F 
Born : Solihull, Warks. 25 November 1984  
PLAYING CAREER
Coventry City ( ) - Tamworth (loan Feb 2003) - Lincoln City (Aug 2003) -
Halifax Town (loan Mar 2004) - Tamworth (Jun 2004) - Moor Green (loan Sep 2004) -
Redditch United (Nov 2004) - Sutton Coldfield Town (Jul 2005) - Stourport Swifts (Nov 2005) -
Redditch United (Jan 2006) - Solihull Borough (Jul 2006) - Brackley Town (Feb 2007) -
Solihull Borough (Mar 2007) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Aug 2007) -
Stratford Town (Aug 2007) - Hednesford Town (Jan 2008) - Worcester City (loan Mar 2008) -
Willienhall Town (Jul 2008) - Rushall Olympic (Jul 2009)

A 6'5" front man, Rory appeared in the pre-season friendly at Hampton and Richmond.


MCDONALD Dean Louis F 
Born : Lambeth, London 19 February 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Arsenal (sb ) - Ipswich Town (Feb 2005) - Hartlepool United (loan Nov 2005) -
Gillingham (Jul 2006) - Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Jul 2007) - Rushton & Diamonds (Jul 2008) -
Grays Athletic (loan Nov 2008) - Northwich Victoria (nc Jan 2009) -
Tooting & Mitcham United (Mar 2009) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 3 Aug 2009) -
Farnborough (Aug 2009) - Swansea City (trial Jul 2010) - Carshalton Athletic (Jun 2011) -
Macclesfield Town (trial Jul 2012) - Billericay Town (Jan 2013) - Macclesfield Town (25 Jan 2013) -
Dover Athletic (trial Jul 2013) - Sutton United (Aug 2013) - Margate (Jan 2014) -
Whitehawk (Feb 2014) - Dulwich Hamlet (Jun 2014) - Merstham (Jul 2016) - Welling United (cs 2018) -
Whitehawk (May 2019)

Dean scored in Town's final pre-season warm-up game - a 3-3 draw at Cirencester.


MCSTAY Henry Matthew Patrick D 
Born : Armagh 6 March 1985  
PLAYING CAREER
Leeds United (Mar 2002) - Halifax Town (Sep 2004) - York City (trial Jul 2005) -
Finn Harps (trial Jul 2005) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 25 Jul 2005) -
Portadown (Aug 2005) - St Mirren (trial Jul 2007) - Royal Antwerpen (Bel) (Jul 2007) -
Morecambe (Jan 2008) - Portadown (Jun 2010) - Bradford Park Avenue (Feb 2011)

Henry lined up for Town at Sherborne but did not impress enough to be offered another chance and was soon on his way back to Ulster.


MORRIS Sam (Samuel) Peter M 
Born : Swindon 17 December 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs 28 Jul 2006 pro 19 Feb 2008) - Swindon Supermarine (loan 20 Mar 2009 perm Jun 2009) -
Highworth Town (Nov 2018)

One of nine under-18s to be handed an 18-month pro contract in February 2008, Sam went on to clock up more than 300 games at South Marston.


MORRISON Steven Geoffrey M 
Born : Birkdale, Merseyside 10 September 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
Everton (trn Jul 2005) - Plymouth Argyle (trial Jul 2008) - Southport (Sep 2008) -
Skelmersdale United (loan Oct 2008) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 17 Jul 2009) -
Bala Town (Jul 2009) - Ngaruawahia Utd (NZ) (Jul 2012) - Canterbury United (Jul 2013)

Steven scored in the opening friendly at Hungerford. He emigrated to New Zealand three years later.


MUSSON Gareth F 
Born : Australia 12 March 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
Ipswich Town (sb 2000) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (trn Jul 2004) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 13 Jul 2005) -
Brisbane Strikers (Aus) (Feb 2006) - Dorchester Town (Sep 2006) - Mitchelton (Aus) (Apr 2007) -
Queensland Roar (trial 2007) - Brisbane Strikers (Jan 2008) - Sunshine Coast Fire (Jan 2011)

Recently released by Wolves, 18 year-old Gareth featured in Town's pre-season friendly at Cirencester.


ODURO Akwasi Kwakye M 
Born : Cologne, Germany 8 February 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
Standard Liege (Bel) (Jul 2005) - KSK Beveren (Jul 2006) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 9 Jul 2008) -
Chesterfield (trial Jul 2008) - Radnicki Kragujevac (Ser) (Jul 2008) -
Bodo-Glimt (Nor) (Feb 2009) - Royal Cappellen (Bel) (Sep 2010) - KV Turnhout (Jul 2011) -
KFC Katelijne-Waver - KV Turnhout (Sep 2014) - KVK Beringen (cs 2015)

Akwasi went on Town's summer tour to Austria, featuring in all three games there. But there was no contract offer on his return to the UK.


PARTRIDGE Dave (David) William D 
Born : Paddington, London 28 November 1978  
PLAYING CAREER
West Ham United (Jul 1997) - Dundee United (Mar 1999) - Leyton Orient (loan Jan 2002) -
Motherwell (Jul 2002) - Bristol City (Jul 2005) - Milton Keynes Dons (loan Jan 2006) -
Leyton Orient (loan Jul 2006) - Brentford (loan Jan 2007) - SWINDON TOWN (loan 23 Mar 2007) -
Brentford (Dec 2007) - St Patricks Athletic (Jan 2008) - Cambridge United (Jan 2010) -
Thurrock (cs 2011)

One of two defenders signed on transfer deadline day - the other being Claude Gnakpa - neither managed a League appearance for Town. Dave, on a one-month loan, returned to Ashton Gate early with a hamstring injury. A Welsh international.


PRIET Nic (Nicolas) CD 
Born : Villeurbanne, France 31 January 1983  
PLAYING CAREER
Olympique Marseille (Fr) - Grenoble Foot 38 (1998) - Olympique de Lyonnaise (1999) -
Leicester City (Jul 2003) - Doncaster Rovers (Jul 2004) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2005) -
Rouen (Fr) (Aug 2005) - AS Saint-Priest (2007) - Sete 34 (2008) - AS Beauvais (Jun 2009) -
AS Beziers (Aug 2010) - Lyon-la-Duchere (2011) - Limonest (Jun 2014)

Nic started the first away pre-season game at Cirencester but it was not long before he was off home to France.


ROCHESTER Kraig (Craig) Shane M 
Born : Wembley 3 November 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
Arsenal (sb 2000) - Reading (sb 2003) - Leicester City (scs 2004) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Aug 2007) - Dagenham & Redbridge (Sep 2007) -
Hayes and Yeading United (Sep 2009) - Ånge IF (Swe) (2010) - Gällavare and Malmbergets FF (2016) -
Torlanda IK (Mar 2018)

Kraig was a trialist in the final pre-season outing for Town - a 1-1 draw at Hampton and Richmond.


SAMBA Cherno F 
Born : Banjul, Gambia 10 January 1985  
PLAYING CAREER
Millwall (Jul 2003) - Cadiz (Sp) (cs 2004) - Malaga (loan Aug 2005) -
Plymouth Argyle (Aug 2006) - Wrexham (loan Jan 2007) - Valkeakosken Haka (Fin) (Aug 2008) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Jul 2009) - Norwich City (trial Jul 2009) -
Portsmouth (trial Sep 2009) - Panetolikos (Gr) (Feb 2010) - Forest Green Rovers (trial Jul 2011) -
Alfreton Town (trial Jul 2011) - Mansfield Town (trial Oct 2011) -
Tonsberg (Nor) (Mar 2012) - Samger FC (Gam)

Cherno went on Town's pre-season tour of Austria, featuring in all three games. He had gained caps for England at under-16 through to under-20 before switching to his native Gambia.


SCOTT Mark Jonathon G 
Born : Aldershot 3 January 1991  
PLAYING CAREER
Southampton (SB 1999) - Whitchurch United - Aldershot Town (cs 2006) -
SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2007) - Thatcham Town (loan Aug 2008) -
SWINDON TOWN (pro Jul 2009) - Hungerford Town (loan 14 Aug 2009) -
Chippenham Town (loan 13 Nov 2009) - Banbury United (loan 26 Feb 2010) -
Swindon Supermarine (loan 10 Aug 2010) - Salisbury City (loan 25 Nov 2011 perm 26 Jul 2012) -
Oxford City (Jul 2013) - Slough Town (Jul 2015) - Bracknell Town (Jul 2018)

Made six appearances on the first team bench while a scholar but after signing a pro contract, Mark spent most of 2009/10 out on loan. In March 2017 he suffered a life-threatening injury when he broke his neck in a collision with a Basingstoke player.


SHIMMIN Dominic Edward CD 
Born : Bermondsey, London 13 October 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
Arsenal (scs 2004) - Queens Park Rangers (Mar 2005) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 17 Sep 2007) -
AFC Bournemouth (loan Nov 2007) - Crawley Town (Feb 2008) - St Mirren (trial Jul 2008) -
Greenock Morton (Aug 2008) - Dundee (Jul 2010) - Dover Athletic (Feb 2011)

Dominic featured for the reserve side in Town's 1-0 away win at Bristol Rovers.


SPENCER Scott Kernaghan F 
Born : Manchester 1 January 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
Oldham Athletic (trn Jul 2005) - Everton (Jun 2006) - Yeovil Town (loan Jan 2008) -
Macclesfield Town (loan Mar 2008) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 20 Jul 2009) -
Rochdale (nc Aug 2009) - Southend United (Jan 2010) - Lincoln City (Jan 2011) -
Barrow (trial Jul 2011) - Southport (trial Jul 2011) - Hyde (Aug 2011) -
FC Halifax Town (loan Mar 2014) - Stockport County (Jul 2014) - Hyde United (Jul 2015)

Scott played as a trialist in the first pre-season friendly following the club's trip to Austria - and scored in a 3-0 win at Hungerford.


STEWART Jon (Jonathan) Harris G 
Born : Hayes, London 13 March 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs Jul 2005) - Weymouth (cs 2007) - Portsmouth (Aug 2008) -
UD Alzira (Sp) ( Jan 2010) - AFC Bournemouth (Sep 2010) - Burnley (Aug 2011) -
Alfreton Town (loan Mar 2012 & Aug 2012) - Worksop Town (Oct 2013) -
Alfreton Town (Jun 2014) - Worksop Town (Oct 2014) - Bradford Park Avenue (Jun 2015) -
Shaw Lane (2016) - Boston United (Jan 2018) - Gainsborough Trinity (May 2018) -
Matlock Town (Jul 2019)

A much travelled keeper following his two-year stint with the Town Academy, Jon went on to make a handful of first team appearances while at Dean Court.


TURNER Jimmy (James) Junior D 
Born : Derby 4 October 1983  
PLAYING CAREER
Derby County ( Jul 2001) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 26 Apr 2004) -
Forest Green Rovers (Aug 2004) - Gresley Rovers (Oct 2004) - Runcorn FC Halton (Dec 2004) -
Farnborough (Jan 2005) - Tamworth (Jun 2005) - AFC Telford United (Jan 2006) -
Bromsgrove Rovers (loan Oct 2008) - Eastwood Town (Sep 2009) - Halesowen Town (Feb 2010) -
Hednesford Town (Aug 2010) - Chasetown (Oct 2010) - Derby County (nc Jul 2011) -
Stafford Rangers (Jul 2012) - Rushall Olympic (cs 2013)

Jimmy came to the County Ground on trial in the final weeks before his release from Derby.


VITALIEN Harry FB 
Born : Paris 23 October 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Red Star 93 (Fr) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Aug 2007) - Dulwich Hamlet (Aug 2007) -
Greenwich Borough - Croydon FC (cs 2008) - Red Star 93 - Blanc Mesnil SF -
Les Mureaux DH

Harry had played in the same Red Star side as Hamdi Razak in his home city. Harry appeared in Town's final warm-up game at Hampton and Richmond.