Swindon Town target Joe Wollacott

According to journalist Alan Nixon, Swindon Town are reportedly interested in signing Bristol City goalkeeper Joe Wollacott on loan.

Wollacott hasn’t made a single first-team appearance for the Championship side in the campaign so far and appears to be surplus to requirements at Bristol City.

The Robins are tenth in the Championship standings and have lost their way in recent months after a blistering start. Dean Holden will be eager to put together a positive run of results at the earliest of opportunities to get back in the play-off spot. Wollacott is the third-choice keeper at the Ashton Gate behind both Daniel Bentley and Max O’Leary and it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be challenging for a spot in the matchday squad this term.

Wollacott is set for a loan move to Swindon Town it seems, with the League One side desperate to add a goalkeeper to their squad soon. Swindon Town desperation comes from the fact that AFC Bournemouth loanee Mark Travers was recalled from his loan spell at the club because of the injury to Asmir Begovic.

Swindon are currently fighting for safety in the League One and remain 22nd in the table, in the bottom-four on goal difference heading into their final 18 matches of this year’s campaign.

If a move for the fringe keeper can be made on time, then he could be in line to make his debut for the club at the weekend where Swindon take on relegation-threatened rivals Bristol Rovers.

This is a move that can make both parties happy. Losing Travers was a big blow for the League One team and that leaves them with no senior keeper between the posts. Wollacott has a point to prove in senior football and will be hoping that he can make a positive impact with the League One side, as they battle to retain their status as a club in the third tier. Swindon Town are facing a race against time for the keeper’s services as well as their fight for survival.

 

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