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Woolf Joins the Robins

Luke Woolfenden joins Town on a season-long loan from Ipswich Town.

31 August 2018

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Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of Luke Woolfenden on a season-long loan from Ipswich Town.

The loan deal for the centre-half is subject to EFL and FA approval.

Woolfenden spent the majority of last season at Bromley in the National League before being recalled by his parent club – he appeared in the Championship at the end of the 2017/18 campaign for the Tractor Boys.

He made his Ipswich debut, after spending his youth career at Portman Road, against Luton Town in the League Cup in December 2017.

On joining the club Woolfenden said:

“I’m excited because it’s a big club which shouldn’t be in League Two. I spoke to Ben Chorley and he gave me assurances about the club, the size of it, so I just can’t wait to get started.

“When Phil Brown first rang me I said: I know who he is, he’s worked in the Premier League so that was a huge draw for me.

“I was comfortable at that level, in the National League, so I think I’m more than ready to make the step up to League Two.”

On capturing the young defender, Phil Brown said:

“I’ve been chasing him for six weeks now. He was recommended to me by Mick McCarthy. He said in a heartbeat that we should take the lad, Luke. That’s a great recommendation.

“As well as that, Ben Chorley played alongside him last season at Bromley and swears by his character. He can play centre half and other positions which is exactly what we’ve wanted.

“I’m absolutely delighted to get hold of a top player but it shows just what a crazy transfer window this has been that I’ve been chasing him for six weeks and only got him five minutes before the deadline.”

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