Former Town striker and now Chelsea TV pundit Sam Parkin sat down with swindontownfc.co.uk earlier today to provide an insider’s view on Town’s three new recruits from the Blues…
SP ON CHARLIE COLKETT:
“I’ve seen a lot of Charlie over the last three, four years and he’s captained the Chelsea Youth Team to two Youth Cup wins back-to-back and this year was a big year for him to certainly go out and get some loan experience.
“He’s a player who stands out a mile in Development football, he’s got a lovely left foot and he can dictate games at that level with his range of passing.
“He’s one of the best young passers of a ball that I’ve seen.
“He’s got loads of ability and I was very interested to see how he got on at Bristol Rovers, so it was pleasing to see that he had a decent time there and got a couple of important goals as well.
“He’ll be good for that experience at League One level and he’ll come here to a team that will suit his style down to the ground. He’ll be able to get on the ball and keep the team ticking over with his passing.
“I’m really excited about this signing because he’s someone that I’ve kept a close eye on over the last few years.”
SP ON FANKATY DABO:
“The first thing about him is that he’s very consistent and he’s very dependable.
“He’s a very physical defender and I’ve seen him play a variety of roles across the back-line, but predominately he’s a right-back and he’s also played at left-back and done well.
“He’s someone who is very physical but he’ll be accustomed to playing the ball out from the back and he’ll be comfortable with the ball at his feet.
“He’s a good competitor and he’ll be chomping at the bit to get some league football because he’s not had a loan before so it is obvious that the time is right for him to come here and get some games.”
SP ON ISLAM FERUZ:
“I’ve seen snippets of him over the last couple of years because he’s hardly been at the football club as he’s been out on loan.
“He’s clearly a young, talented boy who had a lot of expectation on him from a very young age and sometimes that can be very difficult to live up to.
“He’s a very skilful, diminutive little player and he needs to find a home. It is clear that he needs to go out and find a loan club where he is going to play regularly and really play a lot of minutes on the pitch so hopefully he can have a future back at Chelsea.
“It is a great platform for all three players to come and try and get some games.”