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SWINDON TOWN: Pack in limbo after Football League block move
11:23am Friday 1st February 2013 in Sport
MARLON Pack has admitted that he is drifting in a state of limbo at present, as he waits to find out if and when his proposed move to Swindon Town will materialise.
A deal was struck yesterday which would see Pack join Town on loan until the end of the season prior to a permanent switch in the summer, with Luke Rooney going in the opposite direction.
However, Football League ratification was not forthcoming and therefore the midfielder is going to have to wait until the emergency loan window opens on February 8 to push the switch through.
Speaking to the Gloucestershire Echo this morning, Pack said: "I honestly don't know what's happening at the moment. I didn't think it was right to train with Cheltenham today because the gaffer has his team sorted and I'm going to do a session with Ian.
"I will watch the game and then I literally don't know what's going to happen, but I am still a Cheltenham player at the moment.
"I think the plan is to get things done when the emergency window opens again next week, but it's a weird one."
Pack heard on Monday that League One promotion chasers Swindon were keen to take him on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer.
"The move seemed right for all parties," Pack said.
"It would be an opportunity for me to play in League One, for a team pushing for the Championship so when I heard about the interest I had to get my head around it quickly.
"I left the County Ground at 8pm last night having signed and I thought I was a Swindon player.
"But my agent got in touch and explained the situation and I just have to sit tight now."
Pack has been in touch with his good friend Matt Ritchie, who left Swindon to join Bournemouth for £500,000 earlier this week.
"Matt had a great time at Swindon and he had nothing but good words to say about the club," Pack said.
"It's a shame he's gone, but I now have to take it day by day and see what comes out."
Meanwhile, the Advertiser understands Danny Green was set to train with parent club Charlton today after his loan switch from The Valley also failed to get the green light from the authorities.