Town could bring in three more before deadline as Cibocchi leaves (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Town could bring in three more before deadline as Cibocchi leaves
SWINDON Town could now look to bring in three more players before the end of the transfer window following the departure of Alessandro Cibocchi, according to chairman Jeremy Wray.
Cibocchi cancelled his contract at the County Ground yesterday and returned to Italy to be with his family, leaving Jay McEveley as the only senior recognised left-back in the Town squad.
Prior to the Italian’s departure, Wray had stated that the Robins would be seeking to sign two new faces ahead of the August 31 deadline.
However, with Swindon light on defensive options, it is understood that manager Paolo Di Canio is on the look-out for a full-back - with the club targeting players with Championship experience to join the cause.
Wray confirmed that Cibocchi’s decision to leave was based on personal reasons and that nothing untoward had cued him to leave Wiltshire.
And, while he stressed that Town would not prioritise a move for a defender, he admitted one would now be on their wish list.
“I don’t know about prioritising but his position is full-back and that is something we will look at,” he said. “There is cover there in Nathan Thompson .
“It’s not shifted. The areas we’re looking at are still there.
“It potentially means three people coming in.
“Paolo rang me this morning and told me about the situation and the reasons behind it.
“There’s no issue there. We wish him well and he needed to be at home. Family comes first.”
Meanwhile, Wray said suggestions that three clubs in Scotland have approached Swindon with a view to a loan move for Paul Caddis are wide of the mark.
Dundee United, Aberdeen and Hibernian are rumoured to have shown an interest in taking the former Swindon captain north of the border.
Wray insisted he had received no inquiries but said: “It’s a fairly fluid situation. We’ll talk to him and the manager and do what is best for the club.”
However, the Advertiser understands Caddis has been told he can leave the County Ground.
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