Williams backs out-of-contract Reckord to find a club this summer (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Williams backs out-of-contract Reckord to find a club this summer
SWINDON Town assistant coach Luke Williams has said he would be “surprised” if Jamie Reckord failed to find a new club this summer, despite his limited opportunities during his loan stay at the County Ground.
The full-back is out of contract at parent side Wolves come the end of June and his 93-day stint in Wiltshire was designed to put him in the shop window ahead of the opening of the transfer window on July 1.
However, Reckord has struggled to make an impact with the Robins, making just three starts and two substitute appearances since arriving in SN1 at the end of January. Regardless, Williams feels from what he has seen from 22-year-old in training, that he will have no problem sorting out a move in the summer.
He told the Advertiser: “Jamie is a very good player but we’ve got a lot of players that play in a similar position that are also very talented. We’re quite blessed, I think, in that wide full-back or wing-back area, so competition is very high in that position.
“I don’t think Jamie performed as well as he can in the games and if you’ve got big competition someone will come in and takes your shirt and it can be very difficult to get it back.
“There’s no doubt he’s a very good player, for sure.
“All the players want to be involved, they want to play and the boys need to play football to earn a living as well. I’d be surprised if Jamie hasn’t got a football club to play for next season - whether it’s here or somewhere else. I’d be surprised because he’s a good footballer and a very good athlete.
“We’ve had the benefit of seeing him in training and in reserve games and he’s a gifted player. Physically he’s cut out for modern football, he’s a good pro but we’re very fortunate in that area that we’ve got players that have played and proven themselves in that position for us.
“A lot of players are in fitness and form at the moment and it’s been difficult for Jamie to get that shirt.”
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