HAVING come off the bench for his Swindon Town debut within four hours of signing for the club on loan from Wolves, Jamie Reckord has admitted he didn’t know the names of many of his teammates when he was introduced as a second-half substitute.
Reckord penned a 93-day emergency loan deal at the County Ground shortly before noon on Saturday and didn’t anticipate playing a part in the weekend clash with Shrewsbury Town.
However, he was named amongst the substitutes by manager Mark Cooper and, when Jay McEveley was forced off through injury two minutes after half-time, Cooper turned to his latest acquisition to deputise.
“I wasn’t expecting to be involved at all. When the game was going on I didn’t expect to be involved but when I got the shout to come on I was delighted to play,” said Reckord.
“I signed just before 12 and got to know everyone when I was in the dressing room. It was a little bit hard to learn names but it was alright.
“Everyone seems happy (with the win) but that’s about it. I don’t know everyone’s names so it’s a bit difficult but everyone’s buzzing.”
Reckord is out of contract at Molineux this summer and he hopes to impress sufficiently during his temporary stay in Wiltshire to earn a longer stint with Town.
“I played here a few times. They pass it well, they keep the ball well and that suits me at times,” he said.
“I’m out of contract at the end of the season so I need to take it game by game and see what happens. It’s a really good club.
“I like to go forward to hopefully I can bring something attacking to the club as well. I’ve always looked up to Ashley Cole and I’ve always enjoyed watching him.”
Despite being some way below their best, Swindon secured all three points against Shrewsbury thanks to two goals from Michael Smith and one from Nile Ranger.
“It wasn’t the best conditions but I was happy to play,” said Reckord. “We won and that’s the main thing.
“We dominated the first half, let them in with the goal and gave them a bit of confidence. They came back into the game but luckily we got the three points.”