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SWINDON TOWN: Bostock delighted to be back with Town
THROUGHOUT his interviews with the local press yesterday, Swindon Town’s new loan signing John Bostock had a smile imprinted on his face from ear to ear.
The Tottenham midfielder was evidently delighted to have secured a return to Wiltshire, where he made many friends and gained plenty of admirers during a brief spell with the Robins towards the end of last term.
Throughout the summer, both Town manager Paolo Di Canio and Bostock himself had been keen to come to an agreement to bring the 20-year-old back to the County Ground this season.
But Bostock had started to accept that was never going to happen when Thursday morning came round and still no deal had been reached.
However, after some late negotiations, Bostock will stay with Swindon until January - when he could potentially swap Spurs white for Town red on a permanent basis, and he couldn’t be happier about making what he called a “natural” return to SN1.
“There was talk at the end of last season that I would be back fairly shortly but that kind of fell through so I focused on my game at Tottenham,” he said.
“I had the phone call yesterday (Thursday) saying ‘John the deal’s back on, pack your bags’ and here I am now. I’m happy to be back.
“There’s always talk and rumours and I knew the interest was there from Swindon and I was hoping that would go through. Two days away from the close of the window I thought it would be a bit tight but I’m happy to be back and I’m really glad we got something sorted so I can get some games under my belt.
“The lads were happy to see me and I was even more happy to see them.
“I was coming back to somewhere I know really well. They made it easy for me the first time for me to fit in so it just felt natural to come back here.
“Now we’re in League One the next step is the Championship. I believe that we’re more than capable to do that. We just have to work hard.”
Bostock did not want to be drawn on what could happen come the turn of the year, with his loan deal expiring on January 7.
“I’m tempted to think about it but I don’t really want to dwell on it,” he said.
“I think that in my career I just need to take it each step as it comes. Two days ago I was in London thinking ‘when’s the next Tottenham development game’, I had the phone call and now I’m here, preparing for the game on Sunday.
“I don’t want to look too far ahead. I’m here until January, and whatever happens then happens.”