2013–14 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
2013–14 season
Chairman Jed McCrory (until November 2013)
Lee Power (from November 2013)
Manager Kevin MacDonald (until 13 July)
Mark Cooper (from 20 August)
Ground County Ground, Swindon
League One 8th
FA Cup First round
League Cup Third round
Football League Trophy Area Finalists
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013–14 season will be Swindon Town's second consecutive season in the League One since gaining promotion from League Two in 2012. Swindon will seek to better the 2012–13 season, a campaign that resulted in the Wiltshire club finishing 6th overall and losing in the Play-offs to Brentford at the semi-final stage.

Alongside the league campaign, Swindon Town will also compete in the FA Cup, League Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. The 2013–14 campaign was scheduled to be Kevin MacDonald's first full season as manager of Swindon Town after replacing Paolo Di Canio in February 2012 but the Scotsman resigned during pre-season.[1]

Chronological list of media reports[edit]

Early news[edit]

Club captain Darren Ward rejected a move to Brentford.
Yaser Kasim joined upon his release from Brighton.
Youth graduate Mark Francis signed a pro contract in 2013.
Ryan Mason joined the club on a season-long loan in July.
Swindon Town spent much of pre-season trying to sell former captain Paul Caddis after he returned from a loan spell at Birmingham City.
Former loan player Adam Rooney was scheduled to join Swindon but entered a contract dispute with the club. He would spend pre-season and later join Oldham Athletic.
Michael Ngoo was linked with a loan move in January.
Former Town forward Leon Clarke was briefly linked with a return to the club.
  • 7 April 2013: Kayden Jackson wins the Samsung Win a Pro Contact competition. The one-year deal is scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2013.[2]
  • 20 May 2013: It's announced that the club are actively looking for five non-playing employees to take voluntary redundancy.[8]
  • 23 May 2013: The club confirm that search for non-playing staff to take voluntery redundancy had been completed.[13]
  • 30 May 2013: The club confirm they are reviewing the contract of ex-Birmingham City loan centre forward Adam Rooney because of its "high value".[16]
  • 31 May 2013: It is reported that a deadline for club captain Alan McCormack to agree to a new deal has passed without a conclusion.[18]
  • 3 June 2013: The club confirm that Gary Hooper and Callum Rice have stepped down from their position on the Board with immediate effect.[23]
  • 12 June 2013: It is reported that the club have entered negotiations with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham over the possibility of a new two-year deal.[27]
  • 18 June 2013: Wales U21 international defender Aaron Oakley signs a one-year professional deal with the club.[29]
  • 21 June 2013: Gary Roberts departs Swindon after he is released from his contract.[32]
  • 21 June 2013: It is reported that goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has verbally agreed to sign a new contract with the club.[33]
  • 24 June 2013: The first team return for pre-season training with Paul Caddis in attendance despite being linked with a move away from the club.[35]
  • 25 June 2013: Wes Foderingham extends his contract with the club until the summer of 2015.[17]
  • 27 June 2013: Swindon Town announce the departure of Paul Bodin as Under 18's manager effective immediately.[39]

Pre-season news[edit]

  • 8 July 2013: Reports indicate that Nathan Byrne is close to a permanent move to Swindon.[48]
  • 9 July 2013: Lee Power and Sangita Shah are confirmed as new members of the Board.[49]
  • 17 July 2013: It is announced that former Floriana midfielder Harry Agombar has signed a permanent contract with the club.[53]
  • 17 July 2013: National reports suggest the former captain Paul Caddis is close to a move to Championship side Blackpool.[54]
  • 19 July 2013: Darren Ward has been offered a contract extension in a bid to keep the veteran defender at the club.[57]
  • 21 July 2013: It is reported that Swindon have accepted a bid from Hibs for centre forward James Collins.[60]
  • 22 July 2013: Wales international Simon Church is reportedly offered a permanent contract with the club.[61]
  • 24 July 2013: It is announced that the club's ongoing contract dispute with former manager Paolo Di Canio has been settled out of court.[62]
  • 25 July 2013: The Daily Star report that former Town defender Alberto Comazzi is set to take legal action against the club for unpaid costs.[63]
  • 25 July 2013: Former Malmö FF coach Bob Houghton is the latest name to emerge as a reported applicant for the Town manager job.[64]
  • 2 August 2013: Darren Ward is confirmed as the Swindon Town's new Club Captain.[68]

Season news (2013)[edit]

  • 8 August 2013: Former Swindon Town defender Steve Aizlewood dies, aged 60, after a short illness.[70]
  • 16 August 2013: Chairman Jed McCrory releases a statement justifying the decision to sign Nile Ranger despite the players ongoing legal issues.[75]
  • 19 August 2013: Town captain Darren Ward signs a contract extension with club expiring in 2015.[77]
  • 20 August 2013: Mark Cooper is appointed manager of Swindon Town, signing a two-year contract.[78]
  • 22 August 2013: Luton Town managing director Gary Sweet tells the local press that a deal for Town forward Paul Benson is imminent.[79]
  • 27 August 2013: Former Town captain Paul Caddis publically vents his frustration over his prolonged Town exit through a BBC radio interview.[82]
  • 29 August 2013: It is announced that Swindon Town's plum League Cup tie against Chelsea on 24 September will be televised live on SkySports.[84]
  • 2 September 2013: Yaser Kasim is subject of a reported £250,000 'Deadline Day' bid from a Championship level side.[85]
  • 13 September 2013: Miles Storey signs a contract extension with the club which is now scheduled to end in 2015.[87]
  • 3 October 2013: Yaser Kasim signs a contract extension with the club, keeping the Iraqi at the County Ground until 2016.[90]
  • 11 October 2013: First Team Coach Luke Williams plays down news that Gus Poyet plans to add the Swindon coach to his Sunderland backroom staff.[91]
  • 7 November 2013: Steve Murrall leaves his role as Swindon Town's general manager.[93]
  • 15 November 2013: The club confirm that Nile Ranger has given a leave of absence as the forward prepares for his forthcoming court appearance.[94]
  • 22 November 2013: Reports emerge that Town goalkeeper Wes Foderingham could leave the club in the January transfer window.[95]
  • 29 November 2013: Rumours of a boardroom dispute emerge when an official statement suggesting that Lee Power has taken ownership of the club from Jed McCrory is later withdrawn.[97]
  • 3 December 2013: Steve Murrall, the clubs former general manager, tells the Swindon Advertiser that he did not resign from his position on the clubs board.[98]
  • 3 December 2013: Jed McCrory resigns as chairman. He also steps down from his position on the board.[99]
  • 3 December 2013: Lee Power is confirmed as the new owner of Swindon Town Football Club.[100]
  • 4 December 2013: New Swindon Town owner, Lee Power, moves to allay financial fears surrounding the club.[101]
  • 12 December 2013: Swindon Town release the findings of a recent audit announcing that operating losses have fallen from £3.6m per annum to £1.2m.[102]
  • 19 December 2013: Steve Anderson is confirmed as the clubs new general manager.[103]
  • 27 December 2013: Town manager Mark Cooper admits that the club may look to offload Nile Ranger within the January transfer window after the forward failed to turn up for training.[105]

Season news (2014)[edit]

  • 1 January 2014: Swindon Town P-P Crawley Town (postponed due to a waterlogged pitch).[106]
  • 2 January 2014: Swindon Town's latest bid for AFC Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas is rejected.[107]
  • 11 January 2014: The club announces that Nile Ranger had issued an apology to his teammates regarding his truant behaviour thus saving him from the sack.[109]
  • 24 January 2014: It is reported that Dany N'Guessan has been made available for loan by the club.[111]
  • 18 April 2014: An ownership disputes emerges when former holding company Seebeck 87 Ltd attempt to place three new director on the club board claiming that they were still owners of Swindon Town Football Club. The current holding company Swinton Reds 20 Ltd unsuccessfully attempt to obtain an injunction and Seebeck get the three individuals on the board with 'advisory' roles.[118]
  • 27 April 2014: The club release a statement reiterating that Swindon Town F.C. deplore acts of violence after newspaper reports publish a video involving Nile Ranger.[119]
  • 28 April 2014: Nile Ranger is held for questioning regarding the alleged assault on a woman and criminal damage in Swindon.[120]
  • 30 April 2014: Swinton Reds 20 Ltd and Seebeck 87 Ltd are locked in deliberations for two hours at the Rolls Building (Court rooms) before the ongoing ownership dispute was adjourned by Mr Justice Warren.[121]

Tottenham Hotspur link up[edit]

Throughout 2013, Swindon Town seemingly built a close working relationship with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. Massimo Luongo, Nathan Byrne and Dean Parrett joined on loan deals during the closing stages of the 2012–13 season and the partnership grew during the 2013 close season. This included Spurs loaning and transferring players to Swindon, friendly fixtures being arranged between the two clubs and members of the Tottenham coaching staff being linked to the managerial position after Kevin MacDonald's exit from Swindon Town.

In December 2013, owner Lee Power announced that there was no special relationship Spurs.[100]

Spurs connections linked to playing/coaching roles[edit]

Nat. Name Joined Ref.
England Harry Agombar
Green tickY
[123]
England Jack Barthram
Green tickY
[124]
England John Bostock
Red XN
[125]
England Nathan Byrne
Green tickY
[126]
England Grant Hall
Green tickY
[45]
Iraq Yaser Kasim
Green tickY
[127]
Australia Massimo Luongo
Green tickY
[45]
England Ryan Mason
Green tickY
[56]
Nat. Name Joined Ref.
England Jake Nicholson
Red XN
[128]
England Jonathan Obika
Red XN
[52]
England Alex Pritchard
Green tickY
[129]
England Les Ferdinand
Red XN
[51]
England Glenn Hoddle
Red XN
[53]
England Alex Inglethorpe
Red XN
[130]
England Chris Ramsey
Red XN
[131]
England Tim Sherwood
Red XN
[131]

The 2013 manager search[edit]

Former Town manager Glenn Hoddle emerged as a possible candidate within Bookmaker listings.

On 13 July 2013 manager Kevin MacDonald resigned from his post as manager citing "personal reasons". This sparked a flurry of media interest as the Wiltshire club began their search for a new manager. A recent but significant link with Spurs results in several of their coaches being linked with the vacancy (Tim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey) while the Swindon Advertiser reported that former player Martin Ling was interested in the role. The local media order linked Danish duo Peter Schmeichel and John Jensen along with Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale. The national media linked Kenny Shiels while Paul Hartley, Neil Warnock, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Trollope and Stuart Pearce were rated among the favourites on Bookmaker listings. After five and a half weeks without making an appointment, caretaker mnager Mark Cooper is given the role on a permanent basis, signing a two-year contract.

Coaches linked[edit]

Nat. Coach Ref
England
Mark Cooper
[61]
England
Les Ferdinand
[51]
England
Robbie Fowler
[132]
Scotland
Paul Hartley
[53]
England
Glenn Hoddle
[53]
England
Bob Houghton
[64]
England
Alex Inglethorpe
[130]
Denmark
John Jensen
Peter Schmeichel
[58]
Nat. Coach Ref
England
Martin Ling
[133]
England
Stuart Pearce
[134]
England
Chris Ramsey
[135]
England
Karl Robinson
[136]
England
Tim Sherwood
[131]
Northern Ireland
Kenny Shiels
[59]
England
Paul Tisdale
[55]
England
Neil Warnock
[55]

League One data[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
6 Peterborough United 46 23 5 18 72 58 +14 74 Qualification to League One play-offs
7 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 48 46 +2 67
8 Swindon Town 46 19 9 18 63 59 +4 66
9 Port Vale 46 18 7 21 59 73 −14 61
10 Milton Keynes Dons 46 17 9 20 63 65 −2 60

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Coventry City deducted 10 points for exiting administration without a CVA
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Result Summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H
Result L W L D W D L W L W W W L L W W L D W L W L D W L L W D L W D L D D L L D W W W L W W W L L
Position 21 11 17 16 10 9 12 11 12 11 7 6 8 8 7 6 7 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 9 9 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 8

Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Sponsors[edit]

Samsung

Supplier: Adidas
Sponsor(s): Samsung (Home), EA Sports (Away).

Pre-season[edit]

Between 2006 and 2012, Swindon Town spent time during their pre-season schedule abroad in the Balearic Islands,[137] Austria[138][139][140][141] and Italy.[142] The 2013/14 schedule started in England with friendlies arranged with Swindon Supermarine (away),[143] Banbury United (away), Forest Green Rovers (away) which were followed by home ties against Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City. An away trip against Cirencester Town completed the scheduled along with Development XI friendlies at Devizes Town and Fairford Town.[144] It was later announced that Swindon would spend a week in Portugal from 21 July. Two friendlies would also be arranged.[145]

Pre-season began with a comfortable 3–1 victory[146] at Swindon Supermarine. However, this was followed by a poor 2–0 defeat at Banbury United[147] where Kevin MacDonald criticised the standard of the Oxfordshire outfit's pitch.[148] Swindon Town got back to winning ways as a Development side beat Devizes Town 5–0 at Nursteed Road.[149] Days later, Town faced Non-League side Forest Green Rovers who easily beat Swindon 2–0.[150] Reports begin to circulate that manager Kevin MacDonald is set to resign from his post and this is confirmed 24 hours later citing "personal reasons" for his exit[151] and assistant Mark Cooper is named Caretaker manager.[152]

Pre-Season results and line-ups[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

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League One[edit]

The fixture list for the 2013/14 campaign was announced on 19 June 2013.[154] It was announced that the Wiltshire outfits first game of the season would take place against Darren Ferguson's Peterborough United at London Road on 3 August 2013.[155]

August[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

The F.A. Cup[edit]

F.A. Cup results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

The League Cup[edit]

On 12 June 2013 it was confirmed that Swindon Town had been seeded for the first round of the competition.[156] It was later announced that Swindon would face Football League Two outfit Torquay United in the opening round of the competition.[157]

League Cup results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

The Football League Trophy[edit]

Football League Trophy results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Matchday squads[edit]

League One line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
3/8/13 Peterborough United A 0–1 Foderingham N.Thompson A.Smith Ward Hall Mason Harley1 Luongo Pritchard Williams Reis2 Kasim1 Storey2 L.Thompson McEveley A-Henville Barthram Bedwell
10/8/13 Stevenage H 1–0 Foderingham N.Thompson Byrne Ward Hall Kasim Harley1 Luongo Storey Williams Reis1 A.Smith1 L.Thompson2 Waldon McEveley A-Henville Barthram Belford
17/8/13 Shrewsbury Town A 0–2 Foderingham N.Thompson Byrne Ward Hall Kasim1 Harley Luongo Storey2 Williams3 Pritchard L.Thompson1 A.Smith2 Ranger3 McEveley A-Henville Barthram Belford
24/8/13 Gillingham H 2–2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Harley Luongo Ranger Pritchard Byrne1 Mason1 A.Smith L.Thompson Storey A-Henville Barthram Belford
31/8/13 Crewe Alexandra H 5–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim3 Pritchard Luongo2 Ranger Mason Byrne1 Ajose1 Harley2 L.Thompson3 Storey Branco Barthram Belford
7/9/13 Milton Keynes Dons A 1–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard2 Luongo3 Ranger1 Mason Byrne Ajose1 N'Guessan2 Harley3 Storey L.Thompson Barthram Belford
14/9/13 Wolves A 2–3 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard Luongo Ranger2 Mason Ajose1 N'Guessan1 Storey2 Harley Branco L.Thompson Barthram Belford
21/9/13 Bristol City H 3–2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim L.Thompson Luongo Ranger N'Guessan1 Ajose El-Gabbas1 Storey Wood Branco Walsh Barthram Belford
28/9/13 Preston North End A 1–2 Foderingham N.Thompson2 McEveley Ward Hall Kasim L.Thompson Luongo Pritchard3 N'Guessan Byrne2 Ajose1 Barthram2 El-Gabbas3 Branco Cox Storey Belford
5/10/13 Tranmere Rovers H 1–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard Luongo Ranger2 N'Guessan Byrne1 El-Gabbas1 Ajose2 L.Thompson Branco Cox Barthram Belford
12/10/13 Rotherham United A 4–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard Luongo Ranger2 Ajose1 Byrne N'Guessan1 L.Thompson2 El-Gabbas Branco Cox Barthram Belford
18/10/13 Notts County H 2–0 Foderingham N.Thompson1 McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard3 Luongo Ranger N'Guessan2 Byrne Barthram1 El-Gabbas2 Mason3 Branco L.Thompson Ajose Belford
22/10/13 Walsall H 1–3 Foderingham N.Thompson3 McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard Luongo Ranger Ajose1 Byrne2 Mason1 N'Guessan2 Barthram3 Branco L.Thompson El-Gabbas Belford
26/10/13 Oldham Athletic A 1–2 Foderingham N.Thompson Barthram Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard1 Luongo Ranger Mason Byrne N'Guessan1 Ajose Waldon Branco L.Thompson El-Gabbas Belford
2/11/13 Port Vale H 5–2 Foderingham N.Thompson1 McEveley Ward Hall Mason2 Pritchard Luongo Ranger N'Guessan3 Byrne Barthram1 L.Thompson2 El-Gabbas3 Branco Cox Ajose Belford
16/11/13 Colchester United A 2–1 Foderingham Byrne McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Harley Luongo Ajose N'Guessan L.Thompson Pritchard1 Storey El-Gabbas Branco Jones Barthram Belford
23/11/13 Leyton Orient H 1–3 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim2 Harley Luongo Ajose N'Guessan Pritchard1 El-Gabbas1 L.Thompson2 Agombar Branco Storey Barthram Belford
26/11/13 Crawley Town A 0–0 Foderingham N.Thompson Byrne Ward Hall Kasim Harley2 Luongo Ajose N'Guessan1 L.Thompson Pritchard1 Mason2 El-Gabbas Branco Storey Barthram Belford
30/11/13 Carlisle United H 3–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Harley2 Luongo Ajose3 Pritchard L.Thompson1 Mason1 Ranger2 N'Guessan3 Branco Gladwin Barthram Belford
14/12/13 Sheffield United A 0–1 Foderingham N.Thompson1 McEveley Ward Hall Kasim2 Pritchard Luongo Ajose Mason L.Thompson3 Byrne1 Harley2 N'Guessan3 Branco Gladwin El-Gabbas Belford
21/12/13 Coventry City H 2–1 Foderingham Byrne McEveley1 Ward Hall Mason2 Harley3 Luongo Ranger Ajose Pritchard Barthram1 Kasim2 Storey3 L.Thompson Gladwin N'Guessan Belford
26/12/13 Brentford A 2–3 Foderingham N.Thompson3 Byrne Ward Hall Kasim Ajose2 Luongo Ranger1 Mason Pritchard Storey1 Gladwin2 Barthram3 L.Thompson Gladwin McEveley Belford
29/12/13 Bradford City A 1–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley1 Ward Hall2 Kasim3 Pritchard Luongo Ajose L.Thompson Byrne Storey1 Branco2 Gladwin3 Harley Mason Barthram Belford
11/1/14 Peterborough United H 2–1 Foderingham N.Thompson Branco Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard3 Luongo Ranger N'Guessan2 Mason1 L.Thompson1 Byrne2 Storey3 Barker Gladwin Barthram Belford
14/1/14 Stevenage A 0-2 Foderingham N.Thompson2 Branco Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard3 Luongo Ranger N'Guessan1 Mason Barker1 Byrne2 Storey3 Harley L.Thompson Barthram Belford
18/1/14 Gillingham A 0–2 Foderingham N.Thompson2 Branco Ward Hall1 Kasim Pritchard Luongo Ranger Mason3 McEveley Barker1 Byrne2 N'Guessan3 Harley L.Thompson Storey Belford
25/1/14 Shrewsbury Town H 3–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley2 Ward Branco Kasim Pritchard Luongo M.Smith Mason1 Byrne3 Harley1 Reckord2 Ranger3 L.Thompson Barker Barthram Belford
28/1/14 Walsall A 1–1 Foderingham N.Thompson Reckord Ward Branco Kasim3 Pritchard1 Luongo Ranger2 M.Smith L.Thompson Barthram1 Storey2 Harley3 Byrne Barker Gladwin Belford
1/2/14 Oldham Athletic H 0–1 Foderingham N.Thompson Reckord Ward1 Branco L.Thompson Harley Luongo3 Barker2 M.Smith Byrne A-Henville1 Ranger2 Gladwin3 A.Smith Reis Barthram Belford
8/2/14 Port Vale A 3–2 Foderingham N.Thompson Byrne Ward A-Henville L.Thompson Pritchard2 Luongo Ranger M.Smith N'Guessan1 Murphy1 Reis2 Gladwin Branco Cox Reckord Belford
14/2/14 Colchester United H 0–0 Foderingham N.Thompson Byrne Ward A-Henville L.Thompson Pritchard Luongo Ranger1 M.Smith N'Guessan2 Murphy1 Reis2 Gladwin Branco Cox Reckord Belford
22/2/14 Leyton Orient A 0–2 Belford Byrne Reckord Ward A-Henville Kasim Harley Luongo Gladwin2 M.Smith Murphy1 Barker1 Reis2 N'Guessan Branco A.Smith Barthram
25/2/14 Crawley Town H 1–1 Belford N.Thompson McEveley Ward Barthram2 Kasim Harley L.Thompson M.Smith1 N'Guessan Byrne Murphy1 Reis2 Barker Branco Cox Gladwin Bedwell
1/3/14 Crewe Alexandra A 1–1 Belford N.Thompson Byrne Ward A-Henville Kasim Harley2 Luongo M.Smith L.Thompson Murphy1 N'Guessan1 Barker2 Gladwin Branco A.Smith Barthram Bedwell
8/3/14 Milton Keynes Dons H 1–2 Belford N.Thompson2 Byrne Ward A-Henville Kasim1 Harley Luongo M.Smith3 L.Thompson Pritchard Murphy1 McEveley2 N'Guessan3 Branco Barker Gladwin Bedwell
11/3/14 Wolves H 1–4 Belford Byrne3 McEveley Ward Branco Kasim2 Harley Luongo M.Smith N'Guessan1 Pritchard Barker1 L.Thompson2 Barthram3 A.Smith Randall Gladwin Bedwell
15/3/14 Bristol City A 0–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley3 Stephens A-Henville L.Thompson Harley2 Luongo M.Smith Barker1 Pritchard Kasim1 Gladwin2 A.Smith3 Branco Randall Barthram Belford
22/3/14 Preston North End H 1–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Stephens A-Henville Kasim A.Smith Luongo M.Smith Storey Gladwin1 Branco1 Reis Waldon Barker Reckord Barthram Belford
25/3/14 Tranmere Rovers A 2–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Stephens Branco Kasim A.Smith2 Luongo M.Smith Storey3 Gladwin1 Cox1 Reckord2 Waldon3 Barker Reis Barthram Belford
29/3/14 Sheffield United H 2–1 Foderingham N.Thompson2 McEveley Stephens A-Henville Kasim A.Smith Cox M.Smith3 Storey Gladwin1 L.Thompson1 Byrne2 Waldon3 Branco Barker Barthram Belford
5/4/14 Carlisle United A 0–1 Foderingham N.Thompson2 McEveley Stephens A-Henville Kasim A.Smith Luongo3 M.Smith Storey Cox1 Pritchard1 Byrne2 L.Thompson3 Branco Waldon Gladwin Belford
12/4/14 Brentford H 1–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Stephens A-Henville Branco3 Pritchard2 Luongo M.Smith1 L.Thompson Byrne Gladwin1 Storey2 Hall3 Waldon Cox Barthram Belford
18/4/14 Coventry City A 2–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Stephens A-Henville Branco Pritchard Luongo M.Smith Gladwin1 Byrne Storey1 Harley Barker Waldon Cox Barthram Belford
21/4/14 Bradford City H 1–0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Stephens A-Henville Branco Pritchard Luongo M.Smith Storey Cox1 Gladwin1 N'Guessan Barker Waldon Ward Barthram Belford
26/4/14 Notts County A 0–2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Stephens A-Henville Branco2 Pritchard Luongo M.Smith Cox3 Byrne1 L.Thompson1 Storey2 Gladwin3 Waldon Barker Barthram Belford
3/5/14 Rotherham United H 1–2 Foderingham Barthram McEveley3 Stephens Branco L.Thompson Gladwin1 Luongo M.Smith Waldon2 Byrne Barker1 Randall2 Jones3 Reis Storey Da Costa Belford

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

F.A. Cup line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
9/11/2013 Macclesfield Town A 0–4 Belford Byrne McEveley Ward Hall Kasim1 Pritchard Luongo Ranger2 N'Guessan Mason3 Barthram1 Ajose2 Harley3 L.Thompson Branco Barthram El-Gabbas

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

League Cup line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
6/8/2013 Torquay H 1–0 Foderingham Barthram Byrne Ward Hall Kasim Pritchard3 L.Thompson Mason1 Williams Reis2 Luongo1 Storey2 Smith3 N.Thompson McEveley Henville Bedwell
27/8/13 Q.P.R. A 2–0 Foderingham N.Thompson Byrne Ward Hall Kasim Harley2 Luongo Ranger3 Pritchard Smith1 Mason1 L.Thompson2 Storey3 Barthram McEveley Henville Belford
24/9/13 Chelsea H 0–2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Hall Kasim Ajose2 Luongo Ranger1 N'Guessan Pritchard L.Thompson1 El-Gabbas2 Storey Barthram Branco Wood Belford

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

Football League Trophy line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
8/10/2013 Plymouth Argyle H 2-1 Belford Branco Barthram2 Ward Hall L.Thompson1 Byrne Luongo Ajose El-Gabbas3 Pritchard Cox1 N'Guessan2 Ranger3 Waldon Kasim
12/11/2013 Wycombe H 2-1 Belford Byrne McEveley Ward Hall Kasim1 Pritchard Luongo Ajose N'Guessan2 L.Thompson Harley1 El-Gabbas2 Barthram Branco Foderingham
10/12/2013 Stevenage H 1-1 Belford Barthram McEveley Ward Hall Mason2 Harley Luongo1 Ajose N'Guessan3 Pritchard Gladwin1 Kasim2 El-Gabbas3 N.Thompson Foderingham
5/2/2013 Peterborough A 2-2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Ward Branco Kasim N'Guessan Luongo Ranger Gladwin1 L.Thompson Byrne1 Reis Harley Barker Belford
17/2/2013 Peterborough H 1-1 Foderingham Branco Byrne Ward A-Henville Kasim Pritchard Luongo N'Guessan1 L.Thompson Murphy2 Gladwin1 Reis2 Harley Barthram Belford

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

Club information[edit]

Non-playing staff[edit]

In December 2013, Swindon Town changed ownership with Lee Power replacing Jed McCrory.[99][100]

Jed McCrory Era (up until 3 December 2013)[edit]

As of 3 December 2013
Kevin MacDonald resigned in July.[158]
Fraser Digby returned as Town's Goalkeeping Coach for the 2013/14 season.
Position[159] Name
Chairman England Jed McCrory
Directors England Jed McCrory
Republic of Ireland Lee Power
England Sangita Shah
General Manager England Steve Murrall (until 07/11/13)
Manager Scotland Kevin MacDonald (until 13/07/13)
England Mark Cooper (caretaker 13/07/13–20/08/13)
England Mark Cooper (20 August 2013–present)
Assistant Manager England Mark Cooper (until 13 July 2013)
England Luke Williams (First Team Coach)
Goalkeeping Coach England Fraser Digby
Physiotherapist England Paul Godfrey
Sports Scientist England Michael Cooper
Head of Youth & Academy Manager England Jeremy Newton
U18's Coach England Jamie Pitman
Football Development Officer England Dave Warren
Kit Manager England Roger Jones
Club Chaplain England Simon Stevenette

Lee Power Era (from 3 December 2013)[edit]

As of 3 December 2013
Mark Cooper was assistant under Kevin MacDonald before becoming permanent manager in August 2013.[152]
Position[159] Name
Owner Republic of Ireland Lee Power
Directors Republic of Ireland Lee Power
England Sangita Shah
General Manager England Steve Anderson
Manager England Mark Cooper
First Team Coach England Luke Williams
Goalkeeping Coach England Fraser Digby
Physiotherapist England Paul Godfrey
Sports Scientist England Michael Cooper
Head of Youth & Academy Manager England Jeremy Newton
U18's Coach England Jamie Pitman
Football Development Officer England Dave Warren
Kit Manager England Roger Jones
Club Chaplain England Simon Stevenette

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Wes Foderingham 46 0 41+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
2 England DF Nathan Thompson 44 1 41+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
3 England DF Nathan Byrne 44 4 31+6 4 1+0 0 2+0 0 3+1 0
4 Australia MF Massimo Luongo 53 6 44+0 6 1+0 0 2+1 0 5+0 0
5 England DF Grant Hall (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 34 0 26+1 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
6 Portugal MF Tijane Reis 7 0 2+4 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
7 England MF Ryan Harley 25 1 16+5 1 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
8 England MF Ryan Mason (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 22 5 13+5 5 1+0 0 1+1 0 1+0 0
9 England FW Nile Ranger 28 10 19+4 8 1+0 0 2+0 1 1+1 1
10 England FW Andy Williams 4 1 3+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 1 0+0 0
12 France FW Dany N'Guessan 31 8 14+10 8 1+0 0 1+0 0 4+1 0
14 Scotland DF Jay McEveley 37 0 31+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
15 Iraq MF Yaser Kasim 45 2 34+3 2 1+0 0 3+0 0 3+1 0
16 England FW Mark Francis 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 England FW Connor Waldon 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 Wales MF Louis Thompson 33 2 17+11 2 0+0 0 1+1 0 3+0 0
20 England FW Miles Storey 20 3 7+11 3 0+0 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
21 England MF Alex Smith 10 1 5+3 1 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
22 England DF Darren Ward 45 0 36+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 0
23 England DF Jack Barthram 15 1 3+8 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
24 England MF Lee Cox 6 1 4+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
25 England GK Tyrell Belford 9 0 5+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
27 England MF Harry Agombar 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 England FW Michael Smith 20 8 20+0 8 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 Brazil DF Raphael Rossi Branco 18 0 13+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
32 England MF Alan Navarro 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 England FW George Baker 8 0 2+6 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 England DF Jamie Reckord (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) 5 0 3+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
36 England DF Matty Jones 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
37 England FW Ryan Wood 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 Wales MF Liam Walsh 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 England MF Ben Gladwin 15 0 6+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
40 England DF Jack Stephens (on loan from Southampton) 10 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
41 England DF Troy Archibald-Henville 15 0 13+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
42 England FW Will Randall 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
44 England DF Curtis Da Costa 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who are contracted to Swindon Town but are currently out on loan:
18 England MF Alex Ferguson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 Wales DF Aaron Oakley 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 England GK Leigh Bedwell 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 England FW Paul Benson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 England FW Kayden Jackson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who were contracted to Swindon Town but have since departed on a permanent basis:
11 England MF Alex Pritchard (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 44 7 33+3 6 1+0 0 3+0 1 4+0 0
28 England MF Luke Rooney 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 England FW Nicky Ajose (on loan from Peterborough United) 21 10 12+4 6 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 4
34 Egypt FW Mohamed El-Gabbas 10 0 0+6 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+2 0
40 England MF Jacob Murphy (on loan from Norwich City) 7 0 2+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland DF Paul Caddis 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Managerial season stats[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Name Nat From To Record
P W D L F A
Kevin MacDonald Scotland Pre-Season Start 13 July 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Cooper England 13 July 2013 Present 55 23 12 20 74 71

Captains[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Pos. Nat. Name Games
22 DF England Darren Ward 45
2 DF England Nathan Thompson 9
4 MF Australia Massimo Luongo 1

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Name League FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
Nicky Ajose 6 0 0 4 10
Jack Barthram 0 0 0 1 1
Nathan Byrne 4 0 0 0 4
Lee Cox 1 0 0 0 1
Ryan Harley 1 0 0 0 1
Yaser Kasim 2 0 0 0 2
Massimo Luongo 6 0 0 0 6
Ryan Mason 5 0 0 0 5
Dany N'Guessan 8 0 0 0 8
Alex Pritchard 6 0 1 1 8
Nile Ranger 8 0 1 1 10
Alex Smith 1 0 0 0 1
Michael Smith 8 0 0 0 8
Miles Storey 3 0 0 0 3
Louis Thompson 2 0 0 0 2
Nathan Thompson 1 0 0 0 1
Andy Williams 0 0 1 0 1
Own Goals 2 0 0 0 2
Total 63 0 3 8 74

Hat-tricks[edit]

As of 3 May 2014

Includes all competitive matches.

R No. Pos Nat Name Competition Opposition Goals Final Score
1 8 MF England Ryan Mason League One vs. Crewe Alexandra Goal 46' Goal 55' (pen) Goal 70' Won 5–0

Last updated: 18 May 2013
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches

Penalties[edit]

As of 3 May 2014

Includes all competitive matches.

R No. Pos Nat Name Competition Opposition Success Final Score
1 11 MF England Alex Pritchard The League Cup vs. Torquay United Red XN 1–0 WIN
2 8 MF England Ryan Mason League One vs. Crewe Alexandra Green tickY 5–0 WIN
3 8 MF England Ryan Mason League One vs. Crewe Alexandra Red XN 5–0 WIN
4 12 FW France Dany N'Guessan League One vs. Tranmere Rovers Green tickY 1–0 WIN
5 12 FW France Dany N'Guessan League One vs. Notts County Green tickY 2–0 WIN
6 11 MF England Alex Pritchard Football League Trophy vs. Stevenage Green tickY 3–1 on pens.
7 34 FW Egypt Mohamed El-Gabbas Football League Trophy vs. Stevenage Green tickY 3–1 on pens.
8 15 MF Iraq Yaser Kasim Football League Trophy vs. Stevenage Green tickY 3–1 on pens.
9 4 MF Australia Massimo Luongo Football League Trophy vs. Peterborough United Red XN 3–4 on pens.
10 15 MF Iraq Yaser Kasim Football League Trophy vs. Peterborough United Green tickY 3–4 on pens.
11 11 MF Australia Alex Pritchard Football League Trophy vs. Peterborough United Green tickY 3–4 on pens.
12 41 DF England Troy Archibald-Henville Football League Trophy vs. Peterborough United Green tickY 3–4 on pens.
13 6 MF Portugal Tijane Reis Football League Trophy vs. Peterborough United Red XN 3–4 on pens.
14 28 FW England Michael Smith League One vs. Preston North End Green tickY 1-0 WIN.
15 28 FW England Michael Smith League One vs. Brentford Red XN 1-0 WIN.
16 28 FW England Michael Smith League One vs. Rotherham United Green tickY 1-2 Loss.

Last updated: 12 December 2013
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 3 May 2014

Includes all competitive matches.

R No. Pos Nat Name League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
1 1 GK England Wes Foderingham 11 0 2 0 13
2 25 GK England Tyrell Belford 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 12 0 2 0 14

Last updated: 11 January 2014
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches

Disciplinary[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Name League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Troy Archibald-Henville 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Jack Barthram 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Raphael Rossi Branco 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Nathan Byrne 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2
Lee Cox 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mohamed El-Gabbas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Wes Foderingham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Grant Hall 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Ryan Harley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Yaser Kasim 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Massimo Luongo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Ryan Mason 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
James McEveley 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 2
Dany N'Guessan 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Alex Pritchard 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Jamie Reckord 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Tijane Reis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Alex Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Michael Smith 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Jack Stephens 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Louis Thompson 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Nathan Thompson 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Total 88 7 1 0 3 0 9 1 101 7

Suspensions[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Date Suspended Player Reason Punishment Missed Opponents
7 September 2013
England Nathan Byrne
Red card
3 match ban
Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bristol City and Chelsea
14 September 2013
England Alex Pritchard
BookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
1 match ban
Bristol City
5 October 2013
England Nathan Thompson
BookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
1 match ban
Plymouth Argyle
22 October 2013
Scotland James McEveley
BookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
1 match ban
Oldham Athletic
26 October 2013
Iraq Yaser Kasim
BookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
1 match ban
Port Vale
23 November 2013
Scotland James McEveley
BookedRed card
1 match ban
Crawley Town
26 November 2013
England Nathan Byrne
BookedRed card
2 match ban
Carlisle United and Stevenage (FLT)
28 January 2014
England Alex Pritchard
BookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBookedBooked
2 match ban
Oldham Athletic and Peterborough United (FLT)
1 February 2014
England Troy Archibald-Henville
BookedRed card
1 match ban
Peterborough United (FLT)
5 February 2014
Scotland James McEveley
Red card
4 match ban
Port Vale, Colchester United, Peterborough United (FLT)
5 February 2014
Iraq Yaser Kasim
Booked
1 match ban
Port Vale and Colchester United
5 February 2014
England Nathan Thompson
Booked
1 match ban
Peterborough United (FLT), Leyton Orient
15 March 2014
England Alex Pritchard
Red card
3 match ban
Preston North End, Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United
26 April 2014
England Troy Archibald-Henville
Red card
3 match ban
Rotherham United (plus two 2014/15 fixtures)
26 2014
England Nathan Thompson
BookedRed card
1 match ban
Rotherham United

Awards[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Date Player Award
October 2013 England Swindon Town F.C. LMA Performance of the Week Award (vs. Rotherham United)
March 2014 England Alex Pritchard Young Player of the Year (Nominated)
March 2014 England Alex Pritchard League One Player of the Year (Nominated)
2013/14 England Nathan Thompson Swindon Town Player of the Season

Transfers[edit]

As of 16 March 2014
Michael Smith joined from Charlton Athletic during the January transfer window.
Millwall cancelled the contract of Frenchman Dany N'Guessan to allow him to join Swindon Town during the September Deadline Day.
James Collins was sold to Hibs for £200,000 on 25 July.
Luke Rooney was released after an unsuccessful loan spell at Crawley Town.
Players transferred in
No. Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
1 7 April 2013 MF England Kayden Jackson England Albion Sports Competition Winner [160]
2 26 June 2013 DF England Jack Barthram England Tottenham Hotspur Free [124]
3 26 June 2013 MF England Alex Smith England Fulham Free [161]
4 2 July 2013 MF Portugal Tijane Portugal Chaves Free [44]
5 9 July 2013 DF England Nathan Byrne England Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed [126]
6 17 July 2013 MF England Harry Agombar Malta Floriana Free [53]
7 26 July 2013 MF England Ryan Harley England Brighton & Hove Albion Free [162]
8 31 July 2013 MF England Tyrell Belford England Liverpool Free [163]
9 2 August 2013 MF Iraq Yaser Kasim England Brighton & Hove Albion Free [164]
10 2 August 2013 MF Brazil Raphael England Whitehawk Free [164]
11 15 August 2013 FW England Nile Ranger England Newcastle United Free [165]
12 31 August 2013 FW Egypt Mohamed El-Gabbas Belgium Lierse S.K. Free [166]
13 31 August 2013 MF Australia Massimo Luongo England Tottenham Hotspur £400,000 [167]
14 2 September 2013 FW France Dany N'Guessan England Millwall Free [168]
15 23 November 2013 MF England Ben Gladwin England Marlow Free [169]
16 7 January 2014 FW England George Barker England Brighton & Hove Albion Undisclosed [170]
17 23 January 2014 FW England Michael Smith England Charlton Athletic Undisclosed [171]
Players transferred out
No. Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
1 11 June 2013 DF England Aden Flint England Bristol City Undisclosed [172][173]
2 21 June 2013 MF England Gary Roberts England Chesterfield Released [174]
3 1 July 2013 DF England Joe Devera England Portsmouth Released [175]
4 1 July 2013 MF Scotland Simon Ferry England Portsmouth Released [176]
5 1 July 2013 FW Italy Raffaele De Vita England Bradford City Released [177]
6 1 July 2013 MF England Tommy Miller England Bury Released [178]
7 1 July 2013 DF England Chris Smith England Kidsgrove Athletic Released [177]
8 1 July 2013 MF Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack England Brentford Free [22]
9 25 July 2013 FW Republic of Ireland James Collins Scotland Hibernian £200,000 [179]
10 2 September 2013 DF Scotland Paul Caddis England Birmingham City Undisclosed [180]
11 11 December 2013 MF England Luke Rooney England Maidstone United Released [181]
12 10 January 2014 FW Egypt Mohamed El-Gabbas France AC Arles-Avignon Released [182]
13 2 May 2014 FW England Nile Ranger European Union Free Agent Released [183]
Players loaned in
No. Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
1 2 July 2013 MF Australia Massimo Luongo England Tottenham Hotspur Season-long loan [45]
2 2 July 2013 DF England Grant Hall England Tottenham Hotspur Season-long loan [45]
3 9 July 2013 MF England Alex Pritchard England Tottenham Hotspur Season-long loan [184]
4 23 July 2013 MF England Ryan Mason England Tottenham Hotspur Season-long loan [185]
5 30 August 2013 FW England Nicky Ajose England Peterborough United 1 January 2014 [186]
6 24 January 2014 FW England Jamie Reckord England Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 April 2014 [187]
7 8 February 2014 MF England Jacob Murphy England Norwich City 8 March 2014 [188]
7 14 March 2014 DF England Jack Stephens England Southampton 3 May 2014 [189]
Players loaned out
No. Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
1 6 August 2013 MF England Luke Rooney England Crawley Town 1 January 2014 [190]
2 23 August 2013 MF England Kayden Jackson England Swindon Supermarine 23 September 2013 [191]
3 23 August 2013 FW England Andy Williams England Yeovil Town Season-long loan [192]
4 26 August 2013 FW England Paul Benson England Luton Town Season-long loan [193]
5 29 August 2013 FW England Connor Waldon England Frome Town 29 September 2013 [194]
6 29 August 2013 MF England Alex Ferguson England Frome Town 29 September 2013 [194]
7 30 August 2013 DF England Troy Archibald-Henville England Carlisle United 30 September 2013 [195]
8 6 September 2013 GK England Leigh Bedwell England Banbury United 6 October 2013 [196]
9 13 September 2013 MF England Mark Francis England AFC Totton 13 October 2013 [197]
10 5 October 2013 FW England Miles Storey England Salisbury City 5 November 2013 [198]
11 29 October 2013 FW England Kayden Jackson England Oxford City 29 November 2013 [199]
12 31 October 2013 FW England Connor Waldon England Gloucester City 1 January 2014 [200]
13 5 December 2013 MF England Alex Ferguson England Chippenham Town 5 January 2014 [201]
14 23 December 2013 DF Wales Aaron Oakley England Chippenham Town 23 January 2014 [202]
15 15 January 2014 FW England Connor Waldon England Tamworth 15 February 2014 [203]
16 15 January 2014 MF England Mark Francis England Frome Town 15 February 2014 [204]
17 14 February 2014 FW England Miles Storey England Shrewsbury Town 14 March 2014 [205]
18 17 February 2014 FW England Connor Waldon England Gloucester City 17 March 2014 [206]
19 7 March 2014 MF England Alex Ferguson England Swindon Supermarine 26 April 2014 [207]
20 7 March 2014 DF England Matt Jones England Swindon Supermarine 26 April 2014 [207]
21 7 March 2014 DF England Curtis Da Costa England Swindon Supermarine 26 April 2014 [207]
22 21 March 2014 GK England Leigh Bedwell England Worcester City 26 April 2014 [208]

Trial players[edit]

Nat. Player Signed Ref
England Aaron Ferris
Red XN
[209]
England Jake Johns
Red XN
[209]
England Jake Simpson
Red XN
[209]
Réunion William Gros
Red XN
[210]
Albania Albi Skendi
Red XN
[210]
Nigeria Adeyinka Talabi
Red XN
[211]
England Kynan Isaac
Red XN
[211]
England Louis Harris
Red XN
[212]
Finland Denis Abdulahi
Red XN
[213]
England Harry Agombar
Green tickY
[123]
France Yannick Nlate
Red XN
[123]
Nat. Player Signed Ref
Republic of Ireland Daniel Devine
Red XN
[41]
Algeria Youssef Sofiane
Red XN
[214]
England Jamie Stephens
Red XN
[215]
Iraq Yaser Kasim
Green tickY
[127]
Brazil Raphael Rossi Branco
Green tickY
[216]
England Tom Hateley
Red XN
[217]
Egypt Mohamed El-Gabbas
Green tickY
[218]
Jamaica Nigel Neita
Red XN
[218]
Ethiopia Yussuf Saleh
Red XN
[219]
Equatorial Guinea Sergi Perello Mba
Red XN
[219]
England Ben Gladwin
Green tickY
[169]

Overall summary[edit]

Score overview[edit]

Opposition Home score Away score Double
Bradford City 1–0 1-1 No
Brentford 1–0 2-3 No
Bristol City 3–2 0-0 No
Carlisle United 3–1 0-1 No
Colchester United 1-1 2–1 No
Coventry City 2–1 2–1 Yes
Crawley Town 1-1 0-0 No
Crewe Alexandra 5–0 1-1 No
Gillingham 2–2 0-2 No
Leyton Orient 1-3 0-2 No
Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 1–1 No
Notts County 2–0 0-2 No
Oldham Athletic 0-1 1-2 No
Peterborough United 2-1 0–1 No
Port Vale 5–2 3–2 Yes
Preston North End 1-0 1–2 No
Rotherham United 1–2 4–0 No
Sheffield United 2–1 0–1 No
Shrewsbury Town 3–1 0–2 No
Stevenage 1–0 0–2 No
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 2–1 Yes
Walsall 1–3 1-1 No
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–4 2–3 No

Swindon Town Development[edit]

In June 2011 it was announced that Swindon Town would not compete in a Reserve League for the 2011/12 season and would therefore arrange friendlies with other clubs[220] and this continued during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 campaigns.

Development results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Swindon Town U18[edit]

The Swindon Town U18 side compete in the Youth Alliance (South West Conference) alongside local rivals Oxford United and Bristol Rovers.[222][223]

U18 squad[edit]

As of 18 May 2013[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Aaron Moody
-- England GK Claude Da Costa
-- England GK Josh Helm
36 England DF Matty Jones
37 England DF Ryan Wood
44 England DF Curtis Da Costa
-- England DF Tom Holland
-- England DF Luke Matthews
38 Wales MF Liam Walsh
No. Position Player
42 England MF Will Randall
-- England MF Salvyn Kisitu
-- England MF Ryan Rawlins
-- England MF Lee Marshall
-- England MF Callum McCormack
-- England MF Joe English
-- England FW Josh Cooke
-- England FW Amir Gied

Youth coaching staff[edit]

As of 20 July 2013
  • Under 18's Manager: Jamie Pitman
  • Centre of Excellence: Jeremy Newton
  • Phase Development Coach: Sean Wood
  • Academy Goalkeeping Coach: Steve Hale

Youth Results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

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  81. ^ "Swindon chase Posh striker Sinclair". Swindon Advertiser. 
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  196. ^ "Waldon joins Gloucester on loan". Swindon Advertiser. 
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  198. ^ "Defender Oakley hopes loan spell can get him back on track". Swindon Advertiser. 
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  210. ^ "Senior stars set to feature at Devizes". Swindon Advertiser. 
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