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Charles-Cook "Buzzing" To Have Signed For Town

New Goalkeeper Looking Forward To Challenge With Town

31 August 2017

Reice Charles-Cook has expressed his delight at signing for Swindon Town and has described the move as a “massive achievement.”

The talented keeper became the Reds’ third signing of Transfer Deadline Day earlier after arriving from Coventry City on a permanent transfer.

Having racked up over 50 appearances for the Sky Blues in the Sky Bet League One, Charles-Cook is relishing the opportunity to work with Dave Flitcroft again and help Town achieve their ultimate goal of gaining promotion.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to have signed here. I’m over the moon and Swindon Town is a massive club,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.

“It shouldn’t be in League Two and it is a massive achievement on my behalf to sign for this football club.

“My first day training with the boys was excellent and I’m looking forward to the season ahead and helping us achieve promotion.

“The boys were brilliant, they were so welcoming and you don’t normally get that at some clubs.

“The first training session is always hard because you meet everyone for the first time and you always worry if they are going to take to you or not, but everyone took to me and it was a good training session.

“I’ve worked with the Gaffer and Futch (Ben Futcher) before and the tempo was very high, which is exactly what I expected.

“What attracted me to the club right away was the Gaffer, I’ve worked with him before at Bury, I know how he works and I learnt a lot from him.

“We have started off reasonably well and I expect us to be right up there this year. To come to a club like Swindon is a massive achievement for me.

“It shouldn’t be in League Two and it is a massive achievement on my behalf to sign for this football club. My first day training with the boys was excellent and I’m looking forward to the season ahead and helping us achieve promotion."

Reice Charles-Cook On Signing For Town

“Coming here and working with Deano (Dean Thornton) and Vigs (Lawrence Vigouroux) will only help with my development and I’m only going to get better working with them.

“I can’t wait to get going.”

Charles-Cook is also relishing the prospect of working alongside and learning from first-choice keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

“I’ve played against Lawrence many times at youth team level and he’s played a lot of games for the first-team,” he added.

“He’s only 23 but he’s played a lot of games for the first-team and he’s very experienced, so I’m looking forward to learning from him and taking bits from him.”

Finally, Reice outlined his strengths as a Goalkeeper and revealed what his personal goals are for this season.

“I want to be able to push Vigs and get myself in the team and help us push for promotion,” he continued.

“I’m good with the ball and also I’m a very good shot-stopper, so hopefully I showed that in training today.”

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