Troy and Tijane closing in on Town return

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tijane Reis Tijane Reis

TROY Archibald-Henville and Tijane Reis are ahead of schedule in their comebacks from knee surgery, and both players could return to full training next week.

The pair were previously expected to still be in the gym doing rehabilitation work until the new year, but their respective recoveries have accelerated in recent days and Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper is now preparing for their imminent availability.

Archibald-Henville will definitely start training with the Town squad on Monday, while Reis looks set to follow in his footsteps over the Christmas period.

“Troy are Tijane are at the latter stages now and Troy will certainly be joining in with us on Monday,” said Cooper. “We’ll see how Tijane goes over the next two days and if he does well he’ll join in as well.

“If those two come back fit it could solve a lot of problems.”

The terms of Archibald-Henville’s transfer from Exeter in 2012 requires Swindon to pay his former club £20,000 every time the defender clocks up 15 appearances for the Robins, up to a total of 60.

The ex-Tottenham trainee has managed eight run-outs in a Town shirt to date and Cooper is unsure whether the potential expense of playing the centre-back will get in the way.

“I’m not sure but if we are going to go out and get another centre-half it’s going to cost you,” he said. “So it’s six and two threes, whichever way we choose to go about it.”

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6:50am Sat 21 Dec 13

california andy says...

Saw Troy early in his time with us and he looked impressive. Then saw the disastrous game when he was played in midfield and looked totally lost. He has the height and skill to do well at the centre of the back four, so let's hope he has the confidence to do so. Reis I haven't seen, but early reports were promising. Good to have a skillful wide player, so if they both come back, this could be like two new signings.
Saw Troy early in his time with us and he looked impressive. Then saw the disastrous game when he was played in midfield and looked totally lost. He has the height and skill to do well at the centre of the back four, so let's hope he has the confidence to do so. Reis I haven't seen, but early reports were promising. Good to have a skillful wide player, so if they both come back, this could be like two new signings. california andy

7:22am Sat 21 Dec 13

Graham8181 says...

The last time I saw Troy play he was absolutely shocking. Couldn't believe we'd signed such an inadequate player. In his defence it was during a couple of games when di canio decided to adopt the good ball method and we played one of the worst games I ever seen us play. Troy was still shocking though and him coming back does not get me too excited I'm sorry to say.
Reis though on the other hand I don't know too much about but am optimistic. Decent player????
The last time I saw Troy play he was absolutely shocking. Couldn't believe we'd signed such an inadequate player. In his defence it was during a couple of games when di canio decided to adopt the good ball method and we played one of the worst games I ever seen us play. Troy was still shocking though and him coming back does not get me too excited I'm sorry to say. Reis though on the other hand I don't know too much about but am optimistic. Decent player???? Graham8181

7:24am Sat 21 Dec 13

Graham8181 says...

Graham8181 wrote:
The last time I saw Troy play he was absolutely shocking. Couldn't believe we'd signed such an inadequate player. In his defence it was during a couple of games when di canio decided to adopt the good ball method and we played one of the worst games I ever seen us play. Troy was still shocking though and him coming back does not get me too excited I'm sorry to say.
Reis though on the other hand I don't know too much about but am optimistic. Decent player????
Hoof ball - not good ball (it was far from good lol)
[quote][p][bold]Graham8181[/bold] wrote: The last time I saw Troy play he was absolutely shocking. Couldn't believe we'd signed such an inadequate player. In his defence it was during a couple of games when di canio decided to adopt the good ball method and we played one of the worst games I ever seen us play. Troy was still shocking though and him coming back does not get me too excited I'm sorry to say. Reis though on the other hand I don't know too much about but am optimistic. Decent player????[/p][/quote]Hoof ball - not good ball (it was far from good lol) Graham8181

8:20am Sat 21 Dec 13

smirg kcab says...

Glad to know troy will be fit and available for transfer come January
Glad to know troy will be fit and available for transfer come January smirg kcab

8:45am Sat 21 Dec 13

Chish and Fips says...

I can't get out there very often now, but I think I picked the game where Troy played in mid field last season - looked a bit pedestrian to me. Probably a bad yardstick really but who knows, apparently he played well for Carlisle, but then so did that Vince Peri Peri guy.
I can't get out there very often now, but I think I picked the game where Troy played in mid field last season - looked a bit pedestrian to me. Probably a bad yardstick really but who knows, apparently he played well for Carlisle, but then so did that Vince Peri Peri guy. Chish and Fips

9:22am Sat 21 Dec 13

mandrossian says...

Cooper is right - we can get another 21 appearances out of Troy for a 20k payment - which is similar to what it will cost in wages if we sign someone else for the rest of the season. Better to stick with what we know, as Troy has looked good when fit
Cooper is right - we can get another 21 appearances out of Troy for a 20k payment - which is similar to what it will cost in wages if we sign someone else for the rest of the season. Better to stick with what we know, as Troy has looked good when fit mandrossian

11:29am Sat 21 Dec 13

Scouse Red says...

Saw Tijane in the early stages of the season a few times and he looked like was adjusting to the pace and style of League 1 well when he picked up his injury so hopefully he can slot back in. As for Troy, if fading memory serves me right he kept both Flint (bigger club?!?) and Uncle Joe's Meatballs out the team with some powerful showings at centre back. He made a mistake in a match confidence slipped and he who should not be named played him in centre mid, which was a disaster as he was like a fish of out water. Time will tell but we need to give them both time to see what they can do and support them first before the know it alls turn on them
Saw Tijane in the early stages of the season a few times and he looked like was adjusting to the pace and style of League 1 well when he picked up his injury so hopefully he can slot back in. As for Troy, if fading memory serves me right he kept both Flint (bigger club?!?) and Uncle Joe's Meatballs out the team with some powerful showings at centre back. He made a mistake in a match confidence slipped and he who should not be named played him in centre mid, which was a disaster as he was like a fish of out water. Time will tell but we need to give them both time to see what they can do and support them first before the know it alls turn on them Scouse Red

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