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Promotion Name Of The Game For Banks

New Recruit Outlines His Ambitions

12 January 2018

Swindon Town's Newest Signing Ollie Banks wants to play his part in getting the club back to the Sky Bet League One this season.

The 25-year-old became the Reds first signing of the January Transfer Window earlier today after arriving on loan from Oldham Athletic until the end of the season.

And Banks revealed that it was a no-brainer to join Dave Flitcroft's side and he's determined to play his part in order to get his new side over the finishing line come the end of the season. 

"I had limited game time at Oldham so I just wanted to come and play football under a good gaffer, to be honest," he explained.

"I got the call on Tuesday and it was quite an easy decision to come to a club with ambition who are looking towards the right end of the table.

"The gaffer said all the right things and he explained that he wants me to come down here, express myself and get the club to where it needs to be which is back in League One.

"To get a loan move to a club that is clearly going places and is in a strong position is nice, so hopefully I can add to what is going on.

"I really enjoyed my first training session, we got a lot of work done and it is all positive. 

"I got the call on Tuesday and it was quite an easy decision to come to a club with ambition who are looking towards the right end of the table."

Ollie Banks

"Collectively the aim is promotion, that is what everyone is after and personally if I can do what I need to do to help the team then that is enough for me.

"I want to chip in with a few goals and some good performances."

Banks went on to outline what Town fans should expect from him from a playing style point of view and he also expressed his excitement at the prospect of making his debut against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

"I like to get on the ball and make things happen - hopefully I can do that," he added.

"It is a local derby so it would be a nice debut to come into!

"When the gaffer rang me I had a look at the table and the fixtures coming up and it is all looking positive, so three points on Saturday should hopefully put us right in the mix."


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