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SWINDON TOWN: McCrory praises Power after busy window
JED McCrory has praised the work of Lee Power during the summer transfer window after Swindon Town concluded their business with a sale and a purchase on deadline day.
Dany N’Guessan signed a deal until the end of the campaign while Paul Caddis moved to Birmingham yesterday to see the window shut with Town having brought in 17 new players and having allowed 16 to leave.
Chairman McCrory said the mass turnaround would not have been possible without the “graft” of director of football operations Power, and he also spared praise for club secretary Louise Fletcher.
“It wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of Lee especially. He’s just grafted. He’s got two phones and they ring all the time and he’s got the deals done for us,” he told the Advertiser.
“Lou’s been great as club secretary as well. I think it’s a record amount of transfer forms she’s dealt with. Seventeen in and 16 out. She’s had to deal with a lot of paperwork effficiently as well.
“We had a model we bought into which we thought would be the right way to take the club forward and we’ve brought in players who we thought would fit within that model - not big-name players but players who play in the style everyone sees now.
“It’s coming together quicker than we thought it would, and we’re delighted it’s come together that quickly.
“The forwards were the last pieces of the jigsaw but we’ve had five clean sheets as well, and that’s incredible for everyone saying our defence isn’t as strong without Flint.
“Once we’ve got the forward line settled I think it’s the final piece of the jigsaw. We’re looking forward to the season now.
“It’s been a lot of hard work and effort and Lee’s been tremendous, he’s been instrumental. As you can see it’s not just Tottenham players and hopefully that will put to bed this Tottenham youth team or reserves or whatever people are calling it.
“Players have come in from Portugal, from Egypt, Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham - they’ve come in from everywhere.
“At the time we needed a solid base and with Nathan Byrne and Massimo as our players it’s a huge bonus for the club. It bodes well for the future.“
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