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Doughty And Furlong Say Thank You To The Fans

4 January 2017

Michael Doughty and Darnell Furlong have both expressed their thanks to the Town faithful this evening.


The duo returned to parent club QPR on Monday and have spoken to swindontownfc.co.uk to issue the below messages:


Michael Doughty:


“I had fantastic experiences over the course of a year and I met some really fantastic people, both in and around Swindon and obviously at the club.


“I’m really grateful for the opportunity that originally Luke (Williams) and the Chairman gave to me and then obviously more recently Tim Sherwood, so I’ve got nothing but happy memories.


“With my performances over the year it showed how much I relish that feeling of playing week in and week out and getting that continuity, which I think every player really needs to try and show some of their best form.


“I’ve now got to try and take those experiences and that feeling of playing every week and try and get in the QPR team.


“It is a tad bittersweet because I leave behind some very close friends and people who I worked with on a day-to-day basis who have been nothing short of brilliant with me. 


There’s a lot of people at the club who will be a part of my life for a long time to come.


“I just want to say a genuine thank you to the Town fans for everything they have given me and all their support both on and off the field.


“Wherever I went in the town everyone was always extremely welcoming and gracious and kind with their words. During that period of time I had out with illness in hospital, the support and the messages I received was incredible.


“It really speaks volumes for the type of people that are involved in the football club and the people that support it that I was able to come and achieve quite a lot because of the warmth and the kind nature that everyone possessed.”


Darnell Furlong:


“My time at Swindon was amazing and everyone has been amazing to me – the fans, the players and most importantly the staff.


“Luke Williams gave me so much confidence from the start and taught me so much as well. Ross Embleton helped me out so much as well and Tim Sherwood’s arrival was excellent for me – I had so many more different ways to learn and different people to learn from so I’m grateful to all those people massively.


“I came here to play games and I’ve achieved that. I played a lot of games and I feel I came on a lot and learnt a lot. It would have been nice if we had won a few more games but I’m sure the boys are going to do it in the New Year and I’m really looking forward to keeping up with the scores and seeing how they do.


“If I had to pick one memorable moment from my time at Swindon then it would probably have to be my goal against Rochdale. We were on a bit of a sticky run, they were on a very good run so to go 1-0 up against them was a nice feeling.


“The fans have been excellent with me and the club is going up – it looks like a good future for Swindon.”


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