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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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ANDERSON Paul M 
Born : Melton Mowbray, Leics. 23 July 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
Hull City (scs Jul 2004) - Liverpool (Jan 2006) - Swansea City (loan Jul 2007) -
Nottinghan Forest (Jul 2008) - Bristol City (Jul 2012) - Ipswich Town (Jul 2013) -
Bradford City (Aug 2015) - Northampton Town (Aug 2016) - Mansfield Town (Jul 2017) -
Plymouth Argyle (Feb 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Jul 2019)

Paul was given a 75-minute run-out in a home friendly against a Manchester United XI, operating largely down the left flank.


ANDERSON Tom M 
Born : Cyprus 7 January 1999  
PLAYING CAREER
Aston Villa (sb ) - Forest Green Rovers (scs Jul 2015) - Weston-Super-Mare (loan Nov 2016) -
Forest Green Rovers (pro Jul 2017) - Cirencester Town (loan Oct 2017) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019)

Tom was a second-half substitute in Town's opening friendly at Brimscombe.


AYINA John-Christophe Klobavi F 
Born : Rouen, France 9 April 1991  
PLAYING CAREER
EA Guingamp (Fr) (2007) - Paris St Germain (Fr) (Jul 2009) - US Quevilly (Jan 2012) -
Cordoba (Sp) (Jul 2012) - Ecija Balompie (loan Jan 2013) - Racing de Santander (Sp) (1 Sep 2013) -
Getafe CF (Aug 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 20 Jul 2015) -
Rochdale (Nov 2015) - Newport County (Jan 2016) - Virtus Francavilla (Ita) (Jan 2017) -
AS Bisceglie (Jan 2018) - Fidelis Andria (Sep 2018) - US Savoia (Dec 2018) -
ACD Nardò (Aug 2019) - Ellera (Jan 2020) - OFC Pirin Blagoevgrad (Bul) (Jun 2020)

Given just a 30-minute run out in the 4-1 home reverse against West Bromwich Albion, John was one of six trialists hopeful of being offered a deal by Mark Cooper.


BAINBRIDGE Jack McKenzie CD 
Born : Southport 21 May 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
Everton (scs Jul 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 3 Jul 2017) -
Swansea City (Aug 2017) - Sunderland (Jul 2018) - Southport (Aug 2020)

Jack featured in the first two pre-season friendlies but quickly moved on to south Wales.


BOSSIN Liam G 
Born : Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium 15 July 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
White Star (Bel) - RSC Anderlecht (Jul 2013) - Nottinghan Forest (Jul 2017) - SWINDON TOWN (trial Jul 2019)

Liam played in a 'behind closed doors' friendly against Bristol City, played at Supermarine.


BROWN Bayley Antoine A M 
Born : Harrow, London May 1997  
PLAYING CAREER
Tottenham Hotspur (sb ) - Maidenhead United (Nov 2013) - Northwood (cs 2015) -
Egham Town (cs 2016) - Staines Town (Jan 2017) - Harrow Borough (Aug 2018) -
Hendon (Oct 2018) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 18 Mar 2019)

A 6'5" midfielder, Bayley played just thirty minutes during Town's 'behind closed doors' friendly at Brentford.


BYRNE Ollie (Oliver) Joseph G 
Born : Trafford, Gtr. Manchester 31 December 1997  
PLAYING CAREER
Manchester United (scs Jul 2014) - Cardiff City (Jul 2016) - Chorley (loan Nov 2017) -
Blackburn Rovers (Feb 2018) - Bamber Bridge (loan Sep 2018) - Stevenage (Jan 2019) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019)

Ollie was a second-half substitute in Town's opening friendly at Brimscombe.


CALVIN PAY Jamie (James) Alexander F 
Born : Watford 8 October 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Watford (scs 2012) - Oxford United (scs Mar 2013) - Daventry Town (Jul 2014) -
Hampton & Richmond Borough (Feb 2015) - Oxford United (nc Oct 2015) -
SWINDON TOWN (27 Nov 2015) - Kings Langley (cs 2016) -
Kidlington (Jul 2018) - Leverstock Green (Oct 2020)

Martin Ling's first capture, Jamie signed a one-year deal. But a seat on the bench for the final fixture of the season against Shrewsbury was the nearest he came to first team action and his contract was terminated three days later.


D'ATH Lawson Marc M 
Born : Witney, Oxon. 24 December 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
Reading (Jul 2010) - Yeovil Town (loan Feb 2012) - Cheltenham Town (loan Oct 2012) -
Exeter City (loan Mar 2013) - Dagenham & Redbridge (loan Nov 2013) -
Northampton Town (Aug 2014) - Luton Town (Jan 2017) - Milton Keynes Dons (Jul 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019) - Yeovil Town (Aug 2019)

The experienced midfielder was given plenty of game time making five appearances in Town's pre-season schedule - including a trip to La Manga.


DAVEY Alex (Alexander) James CD 
Born : Welwyn Garden City 24 November 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
Chelsea (Jul 2012) - Scunthorpe United (loan Nov 2014) - Peterborough United (loan Aug 2015) -
Stabaek (Nor) (loan Mar 2016) - Crawley Town (loan Aug 2016) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 30 Jan 2017) - Coventry City (trial Jul 2017) -
Cheltenham Town (Sep 2017) - Torquay United (loan Nov 2017) - Boreham Wood (Jan 2018) -
Dagenham & Redbridge (Jun 2018)

The 6'3" defender appeared in two Central League wins for Town, against Newport and Bournemouth.


DAYTON James Francis M 
Born : Enfield, London 12 December 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
Crystal Palace (Jul 2007) - Yeovil Town (loan Aug 2008) - Crawley Town (loan Oct 2008) -
Bishops Stortford (cs 2009) - Glenn Hoddle Academy (Nov 2009) - Kilmarnock (Aug 2010) -
Oldham Athletic (Jul 2013) - St Mirren (loan Jan 2015) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Aug 2015) -
Cheltenham Town (19 Oct 2015) - Leyton Orient (Aug 2017)

James appeared for Town for the final 17 minutes of a pre-season friendly against Liverpool. His goal for the Latics in a 2-2 draw at the County Ground in September 2014 was a contender for goal of the season.


DIAKITE Abdelaye D 
Born : Les Mureaux, Paris 8 January 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
Havre AC (Fr) (2008) - Racing Aprilia (Ita) (Jul 2011) - Parma (Mar 2013) - Nova Gorica (Slo) (loan Aug 2013) -
SS Teramo (Ita) (loan Jul 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 17 Jul 2015) -
FK Bylis Ballsh (Alb) (Aug 2015) - Siracusa (Ita) (Jul 2016) - Alki Oroklini (Cyp) (Jul 2017) -
Al Ahli SC Tripoli (Lib) (Sep 2018) - Menemenspor (Tur) (Aug 2019) - ACSM Politehnica Iasi (Ro) (Jun 2020) -
FC U Craoiva (Aug 2020)

The Frenchman played for the full ninety minutes in a friendly win at Petersfield and then for an hour against Aston Villa at the County Ground.


DOWNING Bay M 
Born : Liverpool 16 May 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Tampa Spartans (US) (2014) - Macclesfield Town (trial Jul 2018) - Salford City (trial Jul 2018) -
Altrincham (nc Jul 2018) - Salisbury City (Aug 2018) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019)

Bay played 45 minutes in each of the first two pre-season friendlies - at Brimscombe and Supermarine.


DUNNE Charles D 
Born : Lambeth, London 13 February 1993  
PLAYING CAREER
Orpington - Wycombe Wanderers (Sep 2011) - Staines Town (loan Oct 2011) - Blackpool (Aug 2013) -
Wycombe Wanderers (loan Aug 2013) - Crawley Town (Mar 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Jul 2016) -
Oldham Athletic (Aug 2016) - Motherwell (Jul 2017)

Charles played in the second half of Town's pre-season defeat at Woking.


ECKERSLEY Richard Jon FB 
Born : Worsley, Gtr Manchester 12 March 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
Manchester United (Jul 2007) - Burnley (Jul 2009) - Plymouth Argyle (loan Mar 2010) -
Bradford City (loan Nov 2010) - Bury (loan Mar 2011) - Toronto (Can) (loan Apr 2011 perm Jan 2012) -
New York Red Bulls (US) ( Jan 2014) - Elche (Sp) (trial Apr 2015) -
Southend United (trial Jul 2015) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 25 Jul 2015) -
Oldham Athletic (18 Sep 2015)

After a spell in the States, Richard appeared in the final three pre-season friendlies for Town but failed to secure a contract.


ELLIOTT Danny (Daniel) John E S F 
Born : Nottingham 29 September 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Nottinghan Forest (sb ) - Aston Villa (scs 2012) - Hofstra Pride (US) (2004) -
North Carolina FC (2018) - Long Island Rough Riders (2018) - San Cristobal (Sp) (Oct 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Dec 2018) - Port Vale (Jan 2019)

One of four trialists who played in a second 'behind closed doors' friendly against Oxford United.


FERRIER Morgan James F 
Born : Newham, London 15 November 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
Arsenal (sb ) - Watford (Sep 2011) - Crawley Town (trial Jul 2012) - Nottinghan Forest (Sep 2012) -
Kettering Town (loan Jan 2013) - Bolton Wanderers (trial Jul 2013) -
West Bromwich Albion (Sep 2013) - Cray Wanderers (Jan 2014) - Crystal Palace (Jul 2014) -
Bishops Stortford (Oct 2015) - Hemel Hempstead Town (Mar 2016) - Peterborough United (trial Jul 2016) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Jul 2016) - Stevenage (trial ) -
Boreham Wood (Aug 2016) - Dagenham & Redbridge (Jul 2017) - Boreham Wood (Feb 2018) -
Walsall (Aug 2018) - Tranmere Rovers (Aug 2019) - Maccabi Petah Tikva (Isr) (Feb 2021)

Morgan was given just 45 minutes game time - the second half of Town's friendly at Woking.


FLANAGAN Kian Thomas M 
Born : Paddington, London 29 August 1999  
PLAYING CAREER
Crystal Palace (Jul 2017) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Dec 2018)

One of four trialists who played in a second 'behind closed doors' friendly against Oxford United.


FORTUNÉ Marc-Antoine F 
Born : Cayenne, French Guiana 2 July 1981  
PLAYING CAREER
Rennes (Fr) (trial 1997) - AS Angoulême Charente (cs 1998) - LOSC Lille (cs 2002) -
Rouen (loan cs 2003) - Stade Brest 29 (Jul 2004) - Utrecht (Hol) (cs 2005) -
AS Nancy (Fr) (Jan 2007) - West Bromwich Albion (loan Jan 2009) - Glasgow Celtic (Jul 2009) -
West Bromwich Albion (Aug 2010) - Doncaster Rovers (loan Nov 2011) -
Wigan Athletic (Jul 2013) - Coventry City (Sep 2015) - Southend United (Sep 2016) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 24 Jul 2018) - Chesterfield (2 Aug 2018)

The 37 year old striker played in Town's final pre-season warm-up game at Supermarine and looked set to sign a short-term deal to cover for the injured Marc Richards. But the Frenchman wasted little time in moving on having received a better deal.


GEORGAKLIS James M 
Born : Sydney NSW 5 November 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
Putney Rangers (Aus) - Gladesville Hornby - Manly United - SWINDON TOWN (scs 29 Feb 2016) -
Larne (cs 2017) - Hyde United (Oct 2018) - Glossop North End (Dec 2018) -
Manly United (Feb 2019)

While still a scholar, James was promoted to the first team bench by Luke Williams twice during October 2016. But he was not offered a contract at the end of the season.


GEORGE Shamal Tyrell G 
Born : Birkenhead, Wirral 6 January 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
Manor FC - Liverpool (Jul 2016) - Carlisle United (loan Aug 2017) - Tranmere Rovers (loan Jul 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019) - Marine (loan Aug 2019) -
Colchester United (Aug 2020)

Shamal played in the opening 45 minutes of Town's pre-season programme at Brimscombe.


GUNNER Callum Marcus Andrew M 
Born : Chippenham, Wilts. 27 March 1999  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 2006 scs 6 Jul 2015) - Bradford City (trial 3 Apr 2017 pro 1 Jul 2017) -
Chippenham Town (loan Aug 2018 perm Jul 2019)

As a second year scholar, Callum reached the first team bench for a Trophy tie against Luton in December 2016. But he was not offered a contract and impressed at Valley Parade by scoring just two minutes into his first trial game against Wrexham.


HALFORD Greg (Gregory) M 
Born : Chelmsford, Essex 8 December 1984  
PLAYING CAREER
Aylesbury United (trial ) - Braintree Town (trial ) - Colchester United (Jul 2003) -
Reading (Jan 2007) - Sunderland (Jul 2007) - Charlton Athletic (loan Jan 2008) -
Sheffield United (loan Aug 2008) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (Jul 2009) -
Portsmouth (Oct 2010) - Nottinghan Forest (Jul 2012) - Brighton & Hove Albion (loan Nov 2014) -
Rotherham United (Jul 2015) - Birmingham City (loan Nov 2015) - Cardiff City (Jan 2017) -
Aberdeen (Feb 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Jul 2019)

the 34-year old was given an hour run-out in a friendly against Bristol City at Supermarine.


HARDCASTLE Lewis James M 
Born : Bolton 4 July 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
Blackburn Rovers (Jul 2015) - Salford City (loan Sep 2015) - Port Vale (loan Aug 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 21 Jan 2019) - Barrow (Feb 2019)

One of four trialists who appeared in a 'behind closed doors' friendly against Aston Villa at Tamworth. Lewis was force to retire at 22 due to a heart condition.


HATHAWAY Mason John D 
Born : Swindon 22 January 1999  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (scs 6 Jul 2015) - Wantage Town (Mar 2017) - Swindon Supermarine (cs 2017) -
Fairford Town (Oct 2017) - Royal Wootton Bassett Town (Dec 2017) - Cirencester Town (cs 2018)

Mason was released shortly before the end of his two-year scholarship at the County Ground.


HINES Zavon Albert F 
Born : Kingston, Jamaica 27 December 1988  
PLAYING CAREER
West Ham United (Jul 2007) - Bury (trial Nov 2007) - Coventry City (loan Mar 2008) -
Burnley (Aug 2011) - AFC Bournemouth (loan Mar 2012) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 30 Jul 2012) -
Bradford City (Aug 2012) - Dagenham & Redbridge (Aug 2013) - Southend United (Aug 2016) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 8 Jul 2017) - Maidstone United (Aug 2017) -
Chesterfield (Jan 2018) - Bromley (Dec 2018)

Zavon had a very brief trial at the County Ground in 2012 when, before he had had the chance to impress in a pre-season game, manager Di Canio decided that his fitness levels were not up to speed. Zavon returned five years later, appearing for 45 minutes in friendlies at Supermarine and Melksham.


HITCHCOCK Tom (Thomas) Joseph F 
Born : Hemel Hempstead 1 October 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
Watford (sb ) - Blackburn Rovers (Jul 2011) - Plymouth Argyle (loan Aug 2011) -
Queens Park Rangers (Mar 2012) - Bristol Rovers (loan Jan 2013) - Crewe Alexandra (loan Nov 2013) -
Rotherham United (loan Jan 2014) - Milton Keynes Dons (Jul 2014) - Fleetwood Town (loan Oct 2014) -
Stevenage (loan Aug 2015) - Crewe Alexandra (loan Feb 2016) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Oct 2016) - Port Vale (trial Jan 2017) -
Boreham Wood (Jan 2017) - Chelmsford City (Sep 2017) - Biggleswade Town (Aug 2018) -
Chesham United (Sep 2018) - Harlow Town (Oct 2018) - Cheshunt (Jul 2019) - Bedford Town (Oct 2019) -
Cambridge City (loan Oct 2020) - Peninsular Power (Aus) (Mar 2021) -
Cambridge City (Jun 2021)

A free agent after having his contract cancelled by MK two months earlier, Tom scored twice in Town's opening Development game at Peterborough.


HOLNESS Omar Duke M 
Born : Kingston, Jamaica 13 March 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
North Carolina Tar Heels (US) - Portland Timbers (loan May 2014) - Real Salt Lake City (Jan 2016) -
Real Monarchs (loan Mar 2016 & Mar 2017) - Bethlehem Steel (Jan 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Dec 2018) - Darlington (Mar 2019) -
Bath City (Jun 2021)

Played for the first hour of a 'behind closed doors' friendly against Oxford.


HOWE Teddy William D 
Born : Oxford 9 October 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
Reading (Jul 2017) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 21 Jan 2019) - Blackpool (Jan 2020)

One of four trialists who appeared in a 'behind closed doors' friendly against Aston Villa at Tamworth.


HUTH CANDIA Ronald Renato CD 
Born : Ascunsion, Paraguay 30 October 1989  
PLAYING CAREER
Tacuary (Par) - Liverpool (Aug 2007) - Tacuary (Jul 2009) - Vicenza (Ita) (loan Aug 2009) -
PAS Giannina (loan Jul 2011) - Luqueno (Par) (loan Jan 2012) -
Olimpia (loan Jul 2013) - Blooming (Bol) (Jul 2015) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 27 Jun 2016) -
Bath City (trial 12 Jul 2016) - Nacional (Par) (Jan 2017) - Atletico Sarmiento Resistencia (Arg) (Jul 2017) -
CA Boca Unidos (Arg) (Aug 2019) - Rubio Ñú (Par) (Mar 2021)

A free agent for the previous six months, Ronald appeared for Town in the first half of their opening pre-season friendly at Supermarine. One cap for Paraguay.


JARVIS Matt (Matthew) Thomas M 
Born : Middlesbrough 22 May 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Millwall (sb ) - Gillingham (Jul 2003) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (Jul 2007) -
West Ham United (Aug 2012) - Norwich City (Sep 2015) - Walsall (loan Jan 2019) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 16 Dec 2019)

Town gave Matt an hour on trial in a behind closed doors friendly at Bristol City.


JEBB Jack McCauley M 
Born : Kensington, London 11 September 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Arsenal (Sep 2012) - Stevenage (loan Oct 2014 & Mar 2015) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2015) -
Stevenage (Sep 2015) - Newport County (Nov 2016) - Sutton United (Feb 2017) -
Welling United (Aug 2017) - Wealdstone (Nov 2019) - Dartford (Feb 2020)

A former England under-16 and under-17 player, Jack scored in Town's pre-season outing to Petersfield.


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.


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.


LACY Lewis Anthony CD 
Born : Manchester 22 October 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
FC United of Manchester (Jul 2013 to Aug 2015) - Chadderton - Radcliffe - SWINDON TOWN (trial 21 Jan 2019)

One of four trialists who appeared in a 'behind closed doors' friendly against Aston Villa at Tamworth.


LEIGH-GILCHRIST Lewis Gordon M 
Born : Bristol 23 February 1999  
PLAYING CAREER
Bristol Rovers (Jul 2017) - Yate Town (loan Aug 2017) - Dorchester Town (loan Feb 2018) -
Hungerford Town (loan Mar 2018) - Truro City (loan Nov 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Jul 2019) - Hungerford Town (trial 15 Jul 2019) -
Bristol Manor Farm (Sep 2019)


LINCOLN Dan (Daniel) John G 
Born : Surrey 26 May 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Reading (Jul 2013) - Metropolitan Police (loan Aug 2013) - Harrow Borough (loan Sep 2013) -
Farnborough Town (loan Dec 2013) - Nuneaton Borough (loan Mar 2015) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Jul 2015) - Hayes and Yeading United (Aug 2015) -
Basingstoke Town (Jan 2016) - Bognor Regis Town (cs 2016) - Braintree Town (nc Oct 2016) -
Arsenal (trial Nov 2016) - Hampton & Richmond Borough (Sep 2019)

Just released by Reading, Dan played in the opening hour of the pre-season calendar - in a 2-1 defeat at Supermarine.


LOFT Doug (Douglas) James M 
Born : Maidstone, Kent 25 December 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Hastings United (cs 2004) - Brighton & Hove Albion (Jan 2006) - Dagenham & Redbridge (loan Feb 2009) -
Port Vale (Jun 2009) - Gillingham (Jun 2014) - Colchester United (Jul 2016) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Jul 2018) - Shrewsbury Town (21 Jul 2018) -
Dagenham & Redbridge (loan Jan 2019) - Billericay Town (Jul 2019) - Margate (Jun 2021) -
Tonbridge Angels (Jun 2021)

Doug played for the second 45 minutes of Town's pre-season visit to Melksham but was not selected to travel with the squad to Spain and quickly linked up with the Shrews.


LYON Darren Patrick M 
Born : Glasgow 8 June 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Bishopbriggs Academy - Glasgow Rangers (scs Jul 2010) - Hamilton Academical (Jul 2012) -
Peterborough United (Aug 2018) - SWINDON TOWN (trial Jul 2019)

Played in each of the two opening pre-season friendlies and earned a place on the plane to La Manga, but Town did not pursue interest in him on their return.


MAHER Niall Callum James Peter D 
Born : Manchester 31 July 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Bolton Wanderers (Jul 2013) - Blackpool (loan Jan 2015) - Bury (Jul 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (loan 17 Jul 2017) -
Galway United (Aug 2017) - Telford United (Feb 2018) - FC Halifax Town (Mar 2018)

Niall played at right-back for the second half of Town's pre-season fixture at Salisbury.


MAKSIMENKO Vitalijs D 
Born : Riga, Latvia 8 December 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
Skonto Riga (Lat) (sb ) - Daugava Riga (2008) - CSKA Moscow (Rus) (loan Aug 2009) -
Skonto Riga (Lat) (Jan 2010) - Brighton & Hove Albion (Jan 2013) - Yeovil Town (loan Mar 2013) -
Kilmarnock (loan Jan 2014) - VVV Venlo (Hol) (loan Sep 2014) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2015) - Liepaja (Lat) (Jul 2015) -
SV Mattersburg (Aut) (Aug 2015) - Termalica Nieciecza (Pol) (Jul 2017) - NK Olimpija (Slo) (Jul 2018)

Came on as a second-half substitute in a friendly against Everton. Over 20 caps for Latvia.


MCEVOY Ken (Kenneth) M 
Born : Waterford 4 September 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
Tottenham Hotspur (Jul 2013) - Peterborough United (loan Jul 2014) - Colchester United (loan Jan 2015) -
Stevenage (loan Sep 2015) - York City (Nov 2015) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Jul 2016) -
South Normanton Athletic (Oct 2016) - Waterford United (Jan 2017)

Came on for the second period in Town's pre-season defeat at Woking.


MITCHELL Adam Thomas CD 
Born : Vrgorac, Croatia 1 June 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Wanderers (NZ) (cs 2013) - WaiBOP United (cs 2015) - Red Star Belgrade (Ser) (cs 2016) -
OFK Beograd (loan Aug 2016) - NK Selje (Slo) (Feb 2017) - Bolton Wanderers (Nov 2017) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 15 Oct 2018)

Adam played in the first of two behind closed doors friendlies with Oxford. He made his full appearance for New Zealand in March 2018.


MULLINGS Shamir Stephen F 
Born : Enfield, London 30 October 1993  
PLAYING CAREER
Southend United (Jul 2012) - Thurrock (loan Aug 2012) - Witham Town (loan Nov 2012) -
Tilbury (loan Feb 2013) - Harlow Town (loan Mar 2013) - Bromley (cs 2013) -
Thamesmead Town (loan Dec 2013) - Havant Town (cs 2014) - Staines Town (loan Aug 2015) -
Chelmsford City (cs 2016) - Forest Green Rovers (Nov 2016) - Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan Feb 2017) -
Macclesfield Town (loan Nov 2017) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 2 Jul 2018) -
Maidstone United (10 Jul 2018) - Dagenham & Redbridge (loan Sep 2018) -
Macclesfield Town (Jan 2019)

The 6'5" striker scored in the opening pre-season friendly at Cirencester but was not retained after a second appearance at Melksham. Within days he had returned to Kent to sign for the Stones.


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.


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.


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.


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) -
Pepingen-Halle (Bel) (Jan 2020) - Angoulême Charente (Fr) (Jul 2020)

Having been without a club for nearly three months, Kevin played for the whole 90 minutes of a behind closed doors friendly against Reading at Finchampstead.


O'KELLY Aidan Finlay M 
Born : Devon 13 August 1997  
PLAYING CAREER
Aldershot Town (cs 2017) - Carmarthen Town (Jan 2018) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 18 Mar 2019)

Given a trial in a 'behind closed doors' friendly at Brentford, Aidan impressed sufficiently to last the ninety minutes there - but no longer !


OLDHAM Max (Maxwell) M 
Born : Oakland, California 8 July 1993  
PLAYING CAREER
California Golden Bears (US) - San Jose Earthquakes (Jul 2014) - Poole Town (Jan 2015) -
Peacehaven and Telscombe (Sep 2015) - Lewes (Oct 2015) - Bishops Stortford (Nov 2015) -
OS (Nor) (Feb 2016) - Verwood Town - Corinthian-Casuals (cs 2016) - Merstham (loan Jul 2017) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 2 Jul 2018)

Top scorer with 15 for the Casuals in the previous season, the American scored in Town's opening pre-season fixture at Cirencester.


OSMAN Abdul Haq Bin Seidu M 
Born : Accra, Ghana 27 February 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
Hampton & Richmond Borough - Watford (scs 2003) - Maidenhead United (cs 2005) -
Gretna (Jul 2007) - Northampton Town (Jul 2008) - PAE Kerkyra (Gr) (Jul 2011) -
Crewe Alexandra (Jul 2012) - Partick Thistle (Jul 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 2 Jul 2018)

Abdul appeared for 45 minutes in each of Town's opening two friendlies of the season, at Cirencester and Melksham.


OULDRIDGE Tommy (Thomas) Neil M 
Born : Swindon 26 November 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 23 Aug 2010 pro 22 Sep 2017) - Chippenham Town (loan 25 Sep 2017) -
Cirencester Town (loan 17 Nov 2017 perm 28 Jan 2018) - Hungerford Town (cs 2018) -
Cirencester Town (Jul 2019)

After joining the club at 11, Tommy was offered a pro contract on completion of his scholarship. But a delay in accepting terms resulted in incoming manager David Flitcroft not giving Tommy a squad number.


PARKER Josh (Joshua) Kevin Stanley F 
Born : Slough, Berks. 1 December 1990  
PLAYING CAREER
Queens Park Rangers (Jul 2009) - AFC Wimbledon (loan Jan 2010) - Northampton Town (loan Oct 2010) -
Wycombe Wanderers (loan Nov 2010) - Oldham Athletic (Aug 2011) - Dagenham & Redbridge (loan Mar 2012) -
Oxford United (Dec 2012) - NK Domžale (Slo) (Jun 2013) - Red Star Belgrade (Ser) (Jan 2015) -
Aberdeen (loan Aug 2015) - Wealdstone (13 Jan 2017) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 23 Jan 2017) -
Gillingham (28 Jan 2017) - Charlton Athletic (31 Jan 2017) - Wycombe Wanderers (Aug 2019)

A striker with less than 20 League starts and no goals in five seasons, Josh assisted Town in a Central League fixture, netting in a 1-1 draw at Cheltenham. He had only joined Wealdstone a week earlier and four days after his Swindon outing he signed on at Priestfield !


PEPE Cécé Franck CD 
Born : Clichy La Garenne, France 9 July 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Paris St Germain (Fr) - Marseille (Aug 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 3 Jul 2017) -
Zirka Kropyvnytsky (Ukr) (Aug 2017)

Came on as a second-half substitute in the opening friendly at Supermarine, but was withdrawn after half an hour.


POWELL Jack Patrick M 
Born : Canning Town, London 29 January 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
West Ham United (sb ) - Millwall (Jul 2013) - Concord Rangers (loan Nov 2013) -
Braintree Town (loan Nov 2015 & Mar 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 8 Jul 2016) -
Ebbsfleet United (20 Jul 2016) - Maidstone United (Oct 2018)

Jack came on as a second half substitute in the opening pre-season friendly at Supermarine.


REID Kyel Romane M 
Born : Deptford, London 26 November 1987  
PLAYING CAREER
West Ham United (Dec 2004) - Barnsley (loan Nov 2006) - Crystal Palace (loan Mar 2008) -
Blackpool (loan Nov 2008) - Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan Jan 2009) -
Sheffield United (Jul 2009) - Charlton Athletic (Jan 2010) - Bradford City (Aug 2011) -
Preston North End (Jul 2014) - Bradford City (loan Oct 2015) - Coventry City (Jul 2016) -
Colchester United (loan Aug 2017) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 30 Jul 2018) -
Chesterfield (Aug 2018)

Kyel gained 40 England caps at under-17 to under-19 level. He played for Town in the second half of a behind closed doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers.


ROWLEY Kyle D 
Born : Stourbridge 4 May 1997  
PLAYING CAREER
Walsall (Jun 2015) - Sutton Coldfield Town (loan Aug 2015 perm Aug 2016) - Walsall Wood (Dec 2017) -
Alvechurch (Jun 2019) - Cheltenham Town (trial Jul 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 23 Sep 2019) -
Stratford Town (Oct 2019)

Played for an hour in a behind closed doors friendly against Reading at Finchampstead.


SAM Lloyd Ekow M 
Born : Leeds 27 September 1984  
PLAYING CAREER
Charlton Athletic (Jul 2002) - Leyton Orient (loan Jan 2004) - Sheffield Wednesday (loan Aug 2006) -
Southend United (loan Mar 2007) - Leeds United (Jul 2010) - Notts County (loan Mar 2012) -
New York Red Bulls (US) (Aug 2012) - DC United (Jul 2016) - AFC Wimbledon (Mar 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 25 Jun 2018) - Miami (US) (Jan 2019)

Lloyd linked up with Town on day one of their pre-season training and was the only trialist to be taken with the squad to Spain. But after playing for an hour against West Bromwich Albion, his hopes of securing a contract were dashed.


SIMPSON Jordan Tyler M 
Born : Swindon 28 November 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 23 Apr 2007 pro 9 Mar 2017) - Forest Green Rovers (19 Jul 2017) -
Hungerford Town (loan Sep 2017) - Havant and Waterlooville (loan Sep 2018 & Mar 2019) -
Bath City (Jun 2019)

The son of former Town and Jamaica midfielder Fitzroy, Jordan decided against staying at the County Ground following the arrival of Dave Flitcroft. He signed on at the New Lawn, where his former under-18 boss Scott Lindsey was assistant manager to Mark Cooper.


SLEW Jordan Michael F 
Born : Sheffield 7 September 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
Sheffield United (Nov 2010) - Blackburn Rovers (Aug 2011) - Stevenage (loan Mar 2012) -
Oldham Athletic (loan Aug 2012) - Rotherham United (loan Jan 2013) -
Ross County (loan Jan 2014) - Port Vale (loan Aug 2014) - Cambridge United (Feb 2015) -
Chesterfield (Feb 2016) - Plymouth Argyle (Jul 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 3 Jul 2017) -
Rochdale (Sep 2017) - Radcliffe Borough (Jan 2018) - Northwood (Aug 2018) -
Boston United (Oct 2018) - Ashton United (Oct 2019) - Morecambe (Jan 2020) -
AFC Halifax Town (Aug 2021)

The 6'3" striker scored the first goal of Town's pre-season in a 7-1 win at Supermarine, but was not retained after three friendlies had been played.


SMITH Jonte Jahki F 
Born : Hamilton, Bermuda 10 July 1994  
PLAYING CAREER
North Village Rams (Ber) - Sutton United (cs 2010) - Crawley Town (Jul 2012) -
Metropolitan Police (loan Aug 2012) - Havant and Waterlooville (loan Sep 2013) -
Metropolitan Police (loan Oct 2013) - Gosport Borough (loan Jan 2014) -
PS Kemi Kings (Fin) (Mar 2014) - Flekkerøy IL (Nor) (Mar 2015) - Gloucester City (Sep 2015) -
Lewes (Jan 2016) - Welling United (Jul 2016) - Lewes (Oct 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 10 Dec 2018) -
Oxford United (31 Jan 2019) - Cheltenham Town (Sep 2019)

Jonte, a second half substitute in a 'behind tall hedges' friendly at Calne, hit an eight-minute hat-trick in a 4-1 win against Oxford. Town decided not to offer him a contract - but United did.


SMITH Ted (Edward) James G 
Born : South Benfleet, Essex 18 January 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Southend United (Jul 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 25 Jul 2019)

An England under-20 international, Ted came on for the final twenty minutes of the Coventry pre-season friendly and played the entire 90 at Melksham.


STEPHENS Jamie (James) Edward G 
Born : Wootton-under-Edge, Glos. 25 August 1993  
PLAYING CAREER
Forest Green Rovers (sb ) - SWINDON TOWN (sb 2007 scs Jul 2009) -
Liverpool (scs 1 Apr 2010) - Airbus UK Broughton (loan cs 2012) -
Newport County (Jul 2013) - Gloucester City (loan Oct 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 17 Jul 2015) -
Barnet (Aug 2015)

After joining Town at 13, Jamie made a switch to Anfield during his two-year scholarship. Five years later he returned to the County Ground on trial, replacing his former Liverpool rival Ty Belford for the second half of a pre-season game at Petersfield. Jamie also played in the final twenty minutes of a home friendly with Aston Villa.


SUTHERLAND Frankie Jay F 
Born : Hillingdon, London 6 December 1993  
PLAYING CAREER
Queens Park Rangers (Jul 2012) - Portsmouth (loan Jan 2013) - Leyton Orient (loan Oct 2013) -
AFC Wimbledon (loan Oct 2014) - Dagenham & Redbridge (loan Oct 2015) -
Crawley Town (Feb 2016) - Woking (Sep 2016) - Whitehawk (Jan 2017) - Bromley (Aug 2017) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 4 Jul 2019) - Ebbsfleet United (Aug 2019)

Frankie appeared for the opening 45 minutes of the friendly at Supermarine and impressed enough to be taken to the Spanish training camp, playing 30 minutes against Everton. 6 caps for Eire under 21s.


TEAR Darren Dom (Dominic) F 
Born : Leeds 25 October 1999  
PLAYING CAREER
Huddersfield Town (Jul 2018) - Larne (loan Jan 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 29 Jul 2019)

The Terriers' Academy player of the year for 2017/18, Dom played in the final pre-season fixture at Melksham, scoring the third goal in a 6-0 victory.


THOMAS-ASANTE Brandon Michael Clarke F 
Born : Milton Keynes 29 December 1998  
PLAYING CAREER
Milton Keynes Dons (Jul 2016) - Sutton United (loan Nov 2018) - Oxford City (loan Jan 2019) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 15 Jul 2019) - Ebbsfleet United (Aug 2019) -
Salford City (Sep 2019)

Brandon played for 70 minutes in the pre-season friendly at Salisbury, scoring twice in quick succession.


TOTESAUT Devonte Anton A F 
Born : Harrow, London February 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
London United FC - Bruno's Magpies (Gib) (cs 2015) - Yeovil Town (trial ) -
AFC Bournemouth (trial Oct 2015) - Boreham Wood - Enfield Town - Bedfont Sports -
Chesham United (Jan 2008) - Walton and Hersham (Jan 2019) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 18 Mar 2019)

Devonte came on for the final half hour of Town's 'behind closed doors' friendly at Griffin Park.


VASILJ Nikola G 
Born : Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 December 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Medjugorje (Bos) - Zrinjski Mostar (Sep 2012) - Igman Konjic (loan Jul 2014) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2015) - Branitelj Mostar (Bos) (loan Jul 2015) -
Nurnberg II (Ger) (Jul 2017)

The 19-year old Bosnian was given just a 30-minute runout in a pre-season friendly against Everton.


WHITFIELD Ben (Benjamin) Michael M 
Born : Bingley, Yorks. 28 February 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Bradford City (sb ) - Guiseley (cs 2013) - Huddersfield Town (trial Dec 2013) -
AFC Bournemouth (Jul 2015) - Kidderminster Harriers (loan Oct 2015) -
Yeovil Town (loan Aug 2016) - Port Vale (loan Aug 2017 perm Aug 2018) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 22 Jul 2019) - Cheltenham Town (trial 30 Jul 2019)

The 5'5" midfielder played for the full 90 minutes in Town's pre-season friendly with Bristol City at Supermarine.


WHITTINGHAM Richie (Richard) James M 
Born : Reading 25 March 1991  
PLAYING CAREER
AFC Bournemouth (scs Jul 2007) - Yeovil Town (nc Jan 2009) - Dorchester Town (Feb 2009) -
AFC Wimbledon (cs 2010) - Eastleigh (cs 2011) - Woking & Emmbrook -
Reading Town (Aug 2012) - Hayes and Yeading United (nc ) - Windsor FC (Jan 2013) -
Marlow (cs 2013) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 31 Jul 2015) -
Hungerford Town (loan Nov 2015) - Basingstoke Town (Jun 2016) - Hayes & Yeading Utd / Gosport Borough (dual reg Mar 2017) -
Whitehawk (Jul 2017) - Hungerford Town (Oct 2017) - Hemel Hempstead Town (Dec 2019) -
Hereford FC (Nov 2020)

Richie featured in Town's final first team pre-season friendly, coming on for the final ten minutes against Liverpool.


WILLIAMS Jordan Oluwatobi Alawode D 
Born : Lambeth, London October 1997  
PLAYING CAREER
Charlton Athletic (sb ) - Southend United (Jul 2015) - Bristol Rovers (Aug 2017) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 2 Jul 2018)

Jordan appeared for 45 minutes in each of Town's opening two friendlies of the season, at Cirencester and Melksham.


WISE Harly John D 
Born : Hammersmith, London 7 June 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
Queens Park Rangers (Mar 2014) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 18 Jul 2016) -
Hemel Hempstead Town (Aug 2016) - St Albans City (Aug 2016) - Hartlepool United (Oct 2016 to Feb 2017) -
Dulwich Hamlet (Mar 2017) - Hayes and Yeading United (Aug 2017) - Hendon (Oct 2017)

After staying on the bench for the Reading pre-season game, Harly - a cousin to former Town boss Dennis - appeared for the second half of the defeat at Woking.


WRIGHT Andre Antonio F 
Born : Sandwell, W Midlands 7 December 1996  
PLAYING CAREER
West Bromwich Albion (Jul 2015) - Kidderminster Harriers (loan Aug 2015) - Torquay United (loan Nov 2015) -
Coventry City (loan Aug 2016) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 17 Jul 2017) -
Kidderminster Harriers (Sep 2017) - Nuneaton Town (Feb 2018) - Torquay United (Aug 2018)

Andre came on as a second-half substitute in Town's pre-season draw at Salisbury.