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BREAKING: Town Pull Off A Coup With Hussey Signing

Reds Bolster Their Defence Further With Addition Of Attacking Left-Back

7 July 2017

Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of Chris Hussey from Sheffield United.

The 28-year-old joins on a season-long loan deal from The Blades, subject to EFL and FA approval.

Hussey becomes the club’s seventh signing of the summer and is another significant arrival for Dave Flitcroft.

Having trained with his new team-mates for the first time this morning, the left-back will be available to feature against Swindon Supermarine on Saturday.

Born in London, the defender began his career with AFC Wimbledon before joining Coventry City in 2010, where he made over 50 appearances.

After a brief return to Kingsmeadow, Hussey linked up with Burton Albion in 2013 before joining Bury on a permanent deal the following year after impressing on loan.

And it was at Gigg Lane where the attacking left-back really flourished, producing a number of eye-catching displays to help fire The Shakers to promotion to the Sky Bet League One.

Hussey continued to go from strength to strength and his sparkling form earned a big move to Sheffield United in the summer of 2016, making seven outings as The Blades cruised to the League One Title.

Town beat off stiff competition to land the in-demand full-back and Hussey revealed it was the chance to work with Dave Flitcroft again that attracted him to The County Ground.

“I’m delighted to be here and it is a big club - I’ve heard a lot of great stuff about it,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.

“I’ve worked with the gaffer before at Bury and the vision that he shared for the club was one that matched mine.

“Working with the gaffer again was a big attraction for me. He knows how to get out of this league having been promoted with Bury and he knows his stuff at this level.

“He’s brought Futch (Ben Futcher) with him and I’m looking forward to a successful season this year.

“The gaffer knows how to get the best out of his players, he’s a good coach and I played my best football under him.

“He knows what he wants and he’s honest and that’s all you ask for as a player.

“I’m looking to get promoted this season and I’m sure everyone else is as well.”

“Working with the gaffer again was a big attraction for me. He knows how to get out of this league having been promoted with Bury and he knows his stuff at this level.

Chris Hussey

Hussey is best known for his attacking play and the left-back is hoping to contribute plenty of goals and assists to the Town cause in 2017/18.

“My qualities are getting forward, putting crosses into the box, corners, free-kicks and I want to bring goals and assists to the team,” he added.

“Clean sheets are obviously the most important thing but the full-back role has now changed and my best attribute is getting forward and getting crosses in.

“That’s what I want to bring and I’m sure I will this season.

“I always set myself goals and I set up 17 goals from left-back when I was with Bury in League One, so hopefully I can get near that again.”

FULL REACTION TO FOLLOW THROUGHOUT TONIGHT.


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