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Robertson Looking Forward To The Challenge Ahead With Town

New Defender Thrilled To Be Part Of New Era At The CG

22 June 2017

New Town defender Chris Robertson can’t wait to get started at The County Ground after signing for the club earlier today.

The towering centre-back, who has a promotion on his CV with Torquay United, became the first signing of the Dave Flitcroft era after leaving AFC Wimbledon.

Plenty of work is being done behind the scenes to ensure that Swindon are primed for a promotion push in 2017/18, and Robertson is itching to get going with his new team.

 “I’m delighted to be here,” he said.

“It is a great challenge now to get Swindon back into League One, I’m excited about it and I’m raring to go.

“The way the gaffer and the assistant were both talking to me attracted me here, they were both eager and raring to go.

“They’ve got a game-plan of what they want to do with this football club and I liked their positivity.

“The club went through a bad spell last season so it is about trying to rectify that and hopefully bounce straight back to League One.

“The club has been through a lot the last couple of years so you need to get rid of that negativity and you want to be positive, you want to be in that right frame of mind to dig in for the challenge ahead of you.

“I’m excited to be here and I want to be here. It is not a holiday at all and I’m here for one thing only and that’s to move forward as a team."

Chris Robertson

“As long as everyone is on the right page and on the same page, then all we can do is move forward together.”

At 30-years of age and having racked up over 300 appearances in his professional career, Robertson is keen to use his experience to help the younger members of the Town squad.

“You can’t go wrong with a bit of experience and some young lads - you need a good mixture of both,” he continued.

“Hopefully the gaffer has got his targets in mind and he gets them and he gets his style of football going so that we can win games.

“That’s the important thing and that’s what we’re here to do.”

A centre-half by trade but also able to play as a right-back, Robertson outlined his qualities as a defender.

“Just defending, getting organised, being hard to beat, being hard to break down, working hard, digging in and pulling everyone together when it is not going great,” he added.

“First and foremost I want clean sheets and the least amount of goals we let in the better for me, so as long as I can do that and all the other defenders in the team pull together, then we’ve got a good chance of winning points and games.

“League One and League Two are not easy leagues and there are loads of different styles that goes on in these leagues, whether it is long ball or a passing team, so as long as you are able to adapt and deal with both then you should be okay to move forward.”

Finally, Robertson had a special message for the Town faithful after completing his move to Wiltshire earlier today.

“I’m excited to be here and I want to be here,” he stated.

“It is not a holiday at all and I’m here for one thing only and that’s to move forward as a team.

“We need all the fans to get behind the team and yes, it might take a little bit of time for everyone to get together and gel, but I’m sure if everyone gets behind the team then it is only going to benefit the whole club.”


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