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SWINDON TOWN: Boss targets hungry loan signings
KEVIN MacDonald is not specifically looking for young stars or experienced heads as he scours the loan market for new signings, instead targeting players with the hunger to succeed at the County Ground.
The Robins boss will soon be able to add to his depleted squad, with the transfer embargo hanging over the club expected to be lifted this week, and the Adver has learnt that three Tottenham youngsters have been lined up as potential targets.
But MacDonald has stressed that the age of his new recruits is not the most important matter at hand when it comes to bringing players in on loan.
“Obviously lots of players are being thrown at us, I want hungry players,” he said. “They’re the ones who want to do well.
“Whether it’s the younger players from top Premier League sides or whether it is experienced players who are going to be hungry to win promotion - ultimately that’s what we’re trying to achieve.
“It’s going to be a case of seeing the players, speaking to the players and seeing what their ambitions are.
“What we’ll be trying to do is speak to the player before we try to sign them.
“We might target them and say who we want but speak to them and sometimes when you speak to them you get the feeling for what he’s for.
“Would they be coming out just because they’re coming out on loan or would they really see what Swindon Town is about for the next 10 games?
“It’s about trying to get promotion to the Championship.”
MacDonald did not confirm Town’s interest in the Spurs trio, believed to consist of Dean Parrett, Cristian Ceballos and another unnamed midfielder, but he did not reject the notion either.
He said: “There’s nothing that we’ve done anything about, I don’t know the full story about it.
“I do know that Tottenham have got the best under 21 group in the country at the moment, previously it had been my old club Aston Villa, so obviously we’d have to look at them and the other clubs. If they’re better than what we’ve got and they can add something to the team then that’s what we need to try to do.”