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Dunne Looking Forward To Promotion Challenge With Town

New Recruit On The Hunt For Glory With The Reds

28 June 2017

James Dunne wants to create memories during his time with Town after signing for the club earlier this week.

The tough-tackling central midfielder became Dave Flitcroft’s second signing of the summer, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal at The County Ground.

Dunne will add plenty of grit and tenacity to the Swindon midfield and he’s determined to play his part in ensuring the Reds make the 2017/18 campaign one to remember.

“I’m delighted to have signed. I spoke to the gaffer last week and what he plans to do with the club is what attracted me here, so I’m glad to have got it over the line,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.

“Having played against the gaffer’s teams quite a bit and knowing how he wants to get out of this league was the main attraction for me.

“I’ve played at The County Ground quite a few times, I’ve played when it is rocking so I’m looking forward to playing here.

“Hopefully we can win the games, get the crowd behind us and get promotion.

“You want to come to the end of career and have times to look back on with your family, so we want to be achieving success this season.”

Dunne began his career at Arsenal and went on to rack up over 250 outings for the likes of Exeter, Stevenage, Portsmouth and Cambridge, and he’s hoping he can put his experience to good use during his time at SN1.

“I had some good training at Arsenal but unfortunately it didn’t work out and I went to Exeter and played under Paul Tisdale, who is a very good manager,” he continued.

“He gave my chance and then I went on to Stevenage, Portsmouth and I’ve played over 300 games so hopefully I can bring something to the team here.

“People think League Two is an easy league but it’s not, it is a very tough league to get out of and we need to get some experience in to help the young lads and we can all help each other.”

Finally, Dunne had a special message for the Town faithful ahead of what is a big season for the club.

“Get behind us and hopefully come the end of the season we will be able to get to where we want to be, which is promotion,” he concluded. 


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