Waldon and Barker in Town squad

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town boss Mark Cooper Town boss Mark Cooper

CONNOR Waldon and George Barker will be part of the Swindon Town squad that travels to Stevenage tonight.

Waldon, a product of the club’s youth academy, impressed during a recent loan spell with Gloucester City and is tipped for big things by manager Mark Cooper, while Barker is still waiting to make his debut for the Robins after joining from Brighton last week.

However, both will have the chance to play a part at the Lamex Stadium as Swindon go looking for their third away win in League One this season.

“Connor will be in the squad again tomorrow,” Cooper told BBC Wiltshire. “We have obviously brought George in but we’re still light in the striking department and Connor is doing ever so well, he’s done well at Gloucester, he’s been doing well in training and we will see where we go with him.

“It depends on the state of the game (with Barker). It was a toss-up on Saturday between George and Miles (Storey) but because we were under the cosh we thought that Miles might get in on the break with his pace and he nearly did towards the end. Different games mean different situations.”

Stevenage yesterday announced that two members of their first-team squad are available for transfer, just hours before hosting Swindon Town at the Lamex Stadium.

Boro, who lie bottom of League One without a win in seven league matches, have put striker Marcus Haber and defender Davis Gray up for sale in the build-up to Tuesday night’s game.

Haber has made 51 appearances for Stevenage, scoring seven goals, but the 25-year-old has spent much of the campaign out on loan at Notts County.

While at Meadow Lane, the Canadian played 11 times and registered two goals before returning to Hertfordshire at the turn of the year.

Right-back Gray made 46 appearances for Boro last season and has featured on 12 occasions for Graham Westley’s side this season but neither player is wanted by the club.

A statement on Stevenage’s official website yesterday read: “The club can confirm that both Canadian international striker Marcus Haber and former Preston and Manchester United defender David Gray have been transfer listed.

“The pair join highly-rated midfielders James Dunne and Robin Shroot as players available for transfer.

“In other team news, striker Oumare Tounkara has been made available for loan.”

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7:23am Tue 14 Jan 14

mandrossian says...

Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!!
Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!! mandrossian

7:24am Tue 14 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

It appears our new source of information BBC Wiltshire
It appears our new source of information BBC Wiltshire STFConyourpitch

7:26am Tue 14 Jan 14

STFConyourpitch says...

mandrossian wrote:
Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!!
Mate Mark Cooper released it in a press conferance to BBC Wiltshiee before you start blaming the adver
[quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!![/p][/quote]Mate Mark Cooper released it in a press conferance to BBC Wiltshiee before you start blaming the adver STFConyourpitch

8:16am Tue 14 Jan 14

LeGod says...

i hope we got out with the right attitude and commitment tonight its one of those games where we always seem to struggle and i hope we can adapt ourselves and put our authority on the game and come away with a good win. Stevenage are a big physical side but we need to take advantage of their position at the bottom of the league as they will be nervous in front of their home crowd and an early goal could get the fans on their back. we have scraped past them in the last two games so it wont be easy. Win this game and we are in the top 6 and that should be incentive enough for the players to go out with the right attitude.
i hope we got out with the right attitude and commitment tonight its one of those games where we always seem to struggle and i hope we can adapt ourselves and put our authority on the game and come away with a good win. Stevenage are a big physical side but we need to take advantage of their position at the bottom of the league as they will be nervous in front of their home crowd and an early goal could get the fans on their back. we have scraped past them in the last two games so it wont be easy. Win this game and we are in the top 6 and that should be incentive enough for the players to go out with the right attitude. LeGod

8:36am Tue 14 Jan 14

RobinRobin says...

I keep seeing this statement that win tonight and we'll be in the top 6. Is there something wrong with my maths? Because as far as I can work out we only go into the top 6 if we win and Walsall don't.
I keep seeing this statement that win tonight and we'll be in the top 6. Is there something wrong with my maths? Because as far as I can work out we only go into the top 6 if we win and Walsall don't. RobinRobin

8:54am Tue 14 Jan 14

old town robin says...

STFConyourpitch wrote:
It appears our new source of information BBC Wiltshire
Don't forget the opponents rag and we still have fredi. lol
[quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: It appears our new source of information BBC Wiltshire[/p][/quote]Don't forget the opponents rag and we still have fredi. lol old town robin

8:59am Tue 14 Jan 14

old town robin says...

RobinRobin wrote:
I keep seeing this statement that win tonight and we'll be in the top 6. Is there something wrong with my maths? Because as far as I can work out we only go into the top 6 if we win and Walsall don't.
Don't think it's a maths issue Robin, The paper I read has our fixture as the only league 1 game being played tonight which would indeed put us into the play-off positions if we won.
[quote][p][bold]RobinRobin[/bold] wrote: I keep seeing this statement that win tonight and we'll be in the top 6. Is there something wrong with my maths? Because as far as I can work out we only go into the top 6 if we win and Walsall don't.[/p][/quote]Don't think it's a maths issue Robin, The paper I read has our fixture as the only league 1 game being played tonight which would indeed put us into the play-off positions if we won. old town robin

9:07am Tue 14 Jan 14

RedRich says...

OTR. check your facts, Walsall v Oldham tonight.

COYR
OTR. check your facts, Walsall v Oldham tonight. COYR RedRich

9:33am Tue 14 Jan 14

glenda hoddle says...

LeGod wrote:
i hope we got out with the right attitude and commitment tonight its one of those games where we always seem to struggle and i hope we can adapt ourselves and put our authority on the game and come away with a good win. Stevenage are a big physical side but we need to take advantage of their position at the bottom of the league as they will be nervous in front of their home crowd and an early goal could get the fans on their back. we have scraped past them in the last two games so it wont be easy. Win this game and we are in the top 6 and that should be incentive enough for the players to go out with the right attitude.
We won 4-0 last time we played stevenage away.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i hope we got out with the right attitude and commitment tonight its one of those games where we always seem to struggle and i hope we can adapt ourselves and put our authority on the game and come away with a good win. Stevenage are a big physical side but we need to take advantage of their position at the bottom of the league as they will be nervous in front of their home crowd and an early goal could get the fans on their back. we have scraped past them in the last two games so it wont be easy. Win this game and we are in the top 6 and that should be incentive enough for the players to go out with the right attitude.[/p][/quote]We won 4-0 last time we played stevenage away. glenda hoddle

10:30am Tue 14 Jan 14

andy5364 says...

old town robin wrote:
STFConyourpitch wrote:
It appears our new source of information BBC Wiltshire
Don't forget the opponents rag and we still have fredi. lol
Fredi my arsssssse !!!;-);-)
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: It appears our new source of information BBC Wiltshire[/p][/quote]Don't forget the opponents rag and we still have fredi. lol[/p][/quote]Fredi my arsssssse !!!;-);-) andy5364

11:04am Tue 14 Jan 14

Last step says...

STFConyourpitch wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!!
Mate Mark Cooper released it in a press conferance to BBC Wiltshiee before you start blaming the adver
It was a joke, surely?!
[quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!![/p][/quote]Mate Mark Cooper released it in a press conferance to BBC Wiltshiee before you start blaming the adver[/p][/quote]It was a joke, surely?! Last step

11:13am Tue 14 Jan 14

old town robin says...

RedRich wrote:
OTR. check your facts, Walsall v Oldham tonight.

COYR
Why are you being aggressive with providing an answer when Red Robin had already said that Walsall was playing tonight, I merely commented to him that it was not a maths problem and provided a possible explanation that at least one newspaper had only printed in their fixtures list that our game was on. There may be other reasons that fellow fans thought we could be in the play-off position tonight, I don't know, but maybe you can provide a possible explanation.

Think you need to cool it a bit and address your posts to other posters in a manner you would appreciate being addressed.
[quote][p][bold]RedRich[/bold] wrote: OTR. check your facts, Walsall v Oldham tonight. COYR[/p][/quote]Why are you being aggressive with providing an answer when Red Robin had already said that Walsall was playing tonight, I merely commented to him that it was not a maths problem and provided a possible explanation that at least one newspaper had only printed in their fixtures list that our game was on. There may be other reasons that fellow fans thought we could be in the play-off position tonight, I don't know, but maybe you can provide a possible explanation. Think you need to cool it a bit and address your posts to other posters in a manner you would appreciate being addressed. old town robin

11:22am Tue 14 Jan 14

hertz says...

Agree these are not always the games to go testing new young talent , we need to grind one out and under estimate them at or peril COYR ,
Agree these are not always the games to go testing new young talent , we need to grind one out and under estimate them at or peril COYR , hertz

11:26am Tue 14 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

I like the way the adver is reporting on other broadcasters reports on STFC; how long can that go on for - proves how ridiculous the ban is!
I like the way the adver is reporting on other broadcasters reports on STFC; how long can that go on for - proves how ridiculous the ban is! Fernham Red

12:07pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Rebel_phish says...

STFConyourpitch wrote:
mandrossian wrote:
Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!!
Mate Mark Cooper released it in a press conferance to BBC Wiltshiee before you start blaming the adver
Sarcasm and irony doesn't come across well in the written form
[quote][p][bold]STFConyourpitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mandrossian[/bold] wrote: Don't give away who is in the squad till the team sheets come out!!![/p][/quote]Mate Mark Cooper released it in a press conferance to BBC Wiltshiee before you start blaming the adver[/p][/quote]Sarcasm and irony doesn't come across well in the written form Rebel_phish

1:20pm Tue 14 Jan 14

meadowred says...

Hopefully the Young talent will get a chance, watched Connor Waldon at Gloucester serveral games and scored several times,, looked very sharp, strong and knew where the net was. Good Luck to him.
Hopefully the Young talent will get a chance, watched Connor Waldon at Gloucester serveral games and scored several times,, looked very sharp, strong and knew where the net was. Good Luck to him. meadowred

7:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

I take it there is no match day live thread tonight then!
I take it there is no match day live thread tonight then! The Jockster

7:55pm Tue 14 Jan 14

The Jockster says...

Ahh late start I see!
Ahh late start I see! The Jockster

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