SWINDON Town midfielder Tommy Ouldridge has signed for National League South neighbours Chippenham Town on a one-month loan deal.

The youngster, who plays in central midfield, signed a professional contract alongside fellow scholars Jordan Simpson and Scott Twine at the end of last season.

Simpson has since linked up with former Town boss Mark Cooper at Forest Green Rovers, while Twine joined the Bluebirds on a three-month deal three weeks ago.

Chippenham Town boss, Mark Collier, says it’s a win-win situation for all three parties involved.

“When we went in for Twine they also offered us Ouldridge and I didn’t take up the option immediately,” said Collier.

“However, we have done a deal with Swindon Town where he will have a look at us and we will have a look at him.

“He’s aware that there is quite severe competition for places in midfield, but the club are keen to get him out into on-loan.

“We took them up on that chance, he’s aware what the circumstances are and so are Swindon Town.”

While the current deal is a month long, Collier sees no reason why that couldn’t be extended at a later date.

He also believes Ouldridge, who was captain of Town’s U18 side, will bring some versatility to his Chippenham squad.

“There is a possibility we could extend his deal,” said Collier.

“He’s a box-to-box midfielder, we know that, we have got some injuries and we have got some peoples on four bookings.

“With those suspensions looming in the next month or so, he can add cover in those areas and play in a couple of positions in midfield.

“He played well against us in the pre-season friendly, it’s no-lose situation for us, if he can help us both parties can win.

“If we can put a smile on his face for the next month then we are all well and good.”