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New Boys Fact File: All You Need To Know About Elsnik & Gordon

Find Out More About Our Two New Recruits

31 August 2017

Swindon Town bolstered their squad earlier today with the loan signings of Timi Elsnik and Kellan Gordon from Derby County. We’ve put together a list of useful facts about the duo…

TIMI ELSNIK:

 - Timi was born in Kidricevo, Slovenia on 29th April 1998.

 - Beginning his career with local side Aluminij, Elsnik joined Derby County in 2015 where he impressed for the club’s U18 team.

 - After progressing through the ranks, he was soon promoted to the U21’s and he played a key role in their promotion to the top flight of the rebranded Premier League 2 pyramid.

 - Timi’s fine performances saw him crowned Derby’s Scholar of the Year at the end of the 2015/16 campaign, while he was also rewarded with a new three-year deal.

 

 - The good times continued for Elsnik as he was handed his first-team debut by The Rams in August 2016, coming off the bench to score the winning penalty against Carlisle United in the EFL Cup at Pride Park.

 - He also featured in the next round against Premier League giants Liverpool.

 - The 19-year-old has featured once for County this season, coming on in the second-half of the Carabao Cup victory against Grimsby Town earlier this month.

 - Elsnik also has experience on the international stage having represented Slovenia at U17, U18 and U19 levels.

 - He is a central midfielder who is good on the ball with a great engine and he is highly-rated by The Rams.

 - Elsnik will wear squad number 19 during his time with Town.

KELLAN GORDON:

 - Kellan was born in England on 25th December 1997.

 - He is a tricky winger who has an eye for goal and can create something out of nothing.

 - Gordon penned his first professional contract with County in October 2015 after impressing for the Academy.

 - The wideman was in impressive form for the U23’s last season and he missed just one game, scoring three goals in the process.

 

 - Kellan has also caught the eye this term for Derby’s Development side, notching the winner in their season-opener at home to Arsenal.

 - Those exploits led to a first involvement with the first-team earlier this month, with Gordon making his professional debut by coming off the bench against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup.

 - The 19-year-old will wear squad number 20 during his time with The Reds.


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