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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

BARRY Nigel P M 
Born : Cirencester, Glos. Q3 1961  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 8 Nov 1976 app 4 Aug 1977) - Cirencester Town (cs 1979) -
Fairford Town

Nigel made 60 appearances for the reserves side before being released at the end of his apprenticeship.


BRINKWORTH Dickie (Richard) A F 
Born : Swindon 11 January 1959  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 31 Dec 1974 app May 1975 pro Jan 1977) - Margate (cs 1978) -
Gloucester City (Sep 1978) - Cheltenham Town (cs 1979) - Fairford Town (cs 1981)

The younger of two brothers, Dickie progressed to the reserve side in 1975/76, joining Trevor on the scoresheet in a last day 4-0 win at West Ham. In the following two seasons Dickie made 70 Combination appearances up front but found the net on only three occasions.


BRINKWORTH Trevor G D / M 
Born : Swindon Q1 1958  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 6 Jun 1973 app 24 Jul 1974) - Dorchester Town (cs 1976) -
Gloucester City (cs 1979) - Hungerford Town

Trevor made arooud 40 reserve appearances, playing predominantly behind his brother Dickie during the 1975/76 season.


COLLICUT Paul A CD 
Born : Shipston-on-Stour, Warks. 14 January 1959  
PLAYING CAREER
Bristol City (sb 1973) - Cheltenham Town (scs 1975) - SWINDON TOWN (14 Aug 1976) -
Trowbridge Town (Mar 1979) - Cheltenham Town (Aug 1983) - Gloucester City (trial Mar 1987) -
Forest Green Rovers (Mar 1987) - Newport AFC (cs 1988) - Cinderford Town -
Forest Green Rovers

Paul made 90 appearances for Town's Combination eleven, but with Steve Aizlewood, Colin Prophett and Russell Lewis in command at the centre of the defence he was unable to make the breakthrough into the League side.


GREEN Alan Peter Charles F 
Born : Fordingbridge, Hants. 19 April 1951  
PLAYING CAREER
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (Jul 1969) - Mansfield Town (Jul 1972) - Salisbury City (cs 1974) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 1 Aug 1976) - Andover (cs 1978) -
Salisbury City (cs 1979) - Andover (cs 1981) - Basingstoke Town (cs 1982) -
Woodfalls FC (plyr-mgr )

Salisbury striker Alan joined Town on their pre-season Scottish tour, playing as a subsititute at Ayr and the full ninety minutes at Dunfermline.


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.


REILLY Derek Kevin Anthony D 
Born : Surrey 4 July 1960 Died : Swindon 19 June 2013, aged 52
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (sb 28 Jan 1976 app 7 Jul 1976) - Swindon Supermarine

A two-footed defender, Derek made just over 40 Combination appearances but was released in the summer of 1978 after failing to gain a pro contract.


THOMPSON Mark A D 
Born : Swindon Q1 1958  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (app 9 Aug 1974) - Trowbridge Town (cs 1977) -
Gloucester City (Mar 1984) - Penhill

Mark made more that 80 reserve appearances in three seasons at the County Ground but failed to secure a pro contract.


TWIGGER Liam A G 
Born : Folkestone, Kent Q2 1963  
PLAYING CAREER
SWINDON TOWN (app 16 Jul 1979) - Kingsway Olympic (Aus) - Sorrento -
Balga - Inglewood United

Liam's family emigrated to Australia when he was an infant. He came back aged 16 to complete a two-year apprenticeship at the County Ground, but with no offers of a contract in the UK, he returned to Perth.