Gladwin makes fast recovery and is fit for Bromley

Ben Gladwin

Ben Gladwin

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BEN Gladwin has made a quick recovery from a knee injury and now looks set to be involved in Swindon Town’s matchday squad at Bromley this afternoon.

The former Marlow midfielder missed the home clash with Southampton on Monday night because of the knock and originally manager Mark Cooper had expected him to sit out the trip to the Courage Stadium today.

However, Gladwin returned to training earlier than expected on Thursday and, barring any late mishaps, will now feature for the Robins against their Conference South hosts.

Cooper told the Advertiser: “Ben trained (on Thursday) so he’ll be in if there’s no reaction, he’ll be in the squad for Saturday. He was desperate to get back and he trained well.

“Curtis (Da Costa) is still struggling a bit and Harry‘s (Agombar) ankle’s still sore. There’s not many of them (in the squad) but they’re all fit.”

Bromley finished third at their current level last term, earning the right to compete in the play-offs for a place in the Conference Premier. The Ravens were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Ebbsfleet in the semi-final but look set to make another charge at promotion in 2014/15.

For Cooper, the match represents a good test of his side’s resources with the new League One campaign just two short weeks away.

He said: “Bromley should be a decent test. They’re a good Conference South outfit, I think they got in the play-offs last year so we’re looking forward to it.

“They’ll try to play football. The Conference South and Conference North teams are very enthusiastic.

“It should be a nice pitch so hopefully we can go there and have a bit more of the ball than we did the other night.

“It’s a game with two weeks to go which should have everything we need in it.”

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6:44am Sat 26 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Believe Wes was on loan there from Palace before he joined us, would think he will be looking to keep a clean sheet if he plays, Tyron should also get some game time as he looks like staying with no other goalie coming in we need good back up.
Believe Wes was on loan there from Palace before he joined us, would think he will be looking to keep a clean sheet if he plays, Tyron should also get some game time as he looks like staying with no other goalie coming in we need good back up. old town robin
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9:19am Sat 26 Jul 14

WirralRed says...

Agombar's training???!! Watch this space...
Agombar's training???!! Watch this space... WirralRed
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9:26am Sat 26 Jul 14

swindonmatt says...

ive heard from a reliable source he played for hereford last week agomba that is.
ive heard from a reliable source he played for hereford last week agomba that is. swindonmatt
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10:15am Sat 26 Jul 14

Brainy_60 says...

"A decent test" - let's hope not, they are 3 divisions below us.
"A decent test" - let's hope not, they are 3 divisions below us. Brainy_60
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10:55am Sat 26 Jul 14

PaoloWanchope says...

I predict a big season for Gladwin. Different to what we've got in the midfield. Expect Kasim, Louis and Mass to play every week but Big Ben will cause teams all sorts of problems with his power and engine . Maybe from wingback???
I predict a big season for Gladwin. Different to what we've got in the midfield. Expect Kasim, Louis and Mass to play every week but Big Ben will cause teams all sorts of problems with his power and engine . Maybe from wingback??? PaoloWanchope
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11:42am Sat 26 Jul 14

Wigmeister says...

PaoloWanchope wrote:
I predict a big season for Gladwin. Different to what we've got in the midfield. Expect Kasim, Louis and Mass to play every week but Big Ben will cause teams all sorts of problems with his power and engine . Maybe from wingback???
Of all the young players at the club, Gladwin is easily the most promising prospect. Almost Hoddle-like in possession and can only get better with experience. Better off in midfield as we lack height in that area.
[quote][p][bold]PaoloWanchope[/bold] wrote: I predict a big season for Gladwin. Different to what we've got in the midfield. Expect Kasim, Louis and Mass to play every week but Big Ben will cause teams all sorts of problems with his power and engine . Maybe from wingback???[/p][/quote]Of all the young players at the club, Gladwin is easily the most promising prospect. Almost Hoddle-like in possession and can only get better with experience. Better off in midfield as we lack height in that area. Wigmeister
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1:13pm Sat 26 Jul 14

swwindon61uk says...

Brainy_60 wrote:
"A decent test" - let's hope not, they are 3 divisions below us.
It will be a decent test,they only lost 2-0 to a strong Arsenal side last week.
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_60[/bold] wrote: "A decent test" - let's hope not, they are 3 divisions below us.[/p][/quote]It will be a decent test,they only lost 2-0 to a strong Arsenal side last week. swwindon61uk
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4:19pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Awful match so far. Boring and pedestrian. Mass ok but most are poor. Barthram needs subbing fast. New kid from Derby ok Smith and Wilma toothless up front.
Awful match so far. Boring and pedestrian. Mass ok but most are poor. Barthram needs subbing fast. New kid from Derby ok Smith and Wilma toothless up front. Psychedelic Syd
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4:27pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

1 down Nathan T giveaway. Gladwin on but oh dear. No speed or creativity.
1 down Nathan T giveaway. Gladwin on but oh dear. No speed or creativity. Psychedelic Syd
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4:33pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

1 all Smith. Nothing to get excited about. Gladwin good. Anton R just on.
1 all Smith. Nothing to get excited about. Gladwin good. Anton R just on. Psychedelic Syd
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4:53pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

Bromley unlucky not to be winning. Defence is shambolic. Nathan T just got bad knock and gone off.
Bromley unlucky not to be winning. Defence is shambolic. Nathan T just got bad knock and gone off. Psychedelic Syd
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