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BREAKING: Alzate Checks In At Town

Town Loan In Brighton Prospect

2 July 2018

Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of Brighton & Hove Albion prospect, Steven Alzate, subject to FA and EFL approval.

The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a season-long loan deal at The Energy Check County Ground and becomes the club's second signing of the summer.

Alzate joined up with his new team for the first time earlier today and could well be involved against Cirencester Town on Wednesday night (7:45pm kick-off).

The exciting attacker began his career with Leyton Orient and made twelve outings in League Two during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring his first professional goal against Newport in March 2017. 

He soon caught the eye of Brighton and moved to the Amex Stadium later that year, where the youngster was involved in a number of matchday squads last season.

Alzate will now be allowed to continue his development at SN1 and the flair player is relishing the challenge ahead.

"I have come to Swindon because I think this is a club that is going places and I would love to be a part of that," he told swindontownfc.co.uk.

"We've got a great manager in Phil Brown and I feel like he can help me in my development.

"I would love to help the team get promotion and get quite a few goals and assists. 

"I'm ready for the challenge."

And Town Boss Phil Brown was delighted to bolster his ranks with the arrival of Alzate for the duration of the 2018/19 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

"He is an exciting prospect," he told the club's official website.

"He's playing for a football club that bring the young players up the right way and they educate them very well.

"I know Chris Hughton very well and he said it was a no-brainer to take the lad and to want to come here and ply his trade at Swindon Town is testament to him.

"Hopefully it will be a positive experience for Steven.

"I witnessed him today in training and he handles the ball with great ease, he's very comfortable going past people and he's a very intelligent footballer.

"He thinks about the game and I'm hoping he's one or two steps ahead of League Two defenders - that should open up one or two opportunities for strikers.

"He's an attacking midfield player but in the system I want to play he'll fit perfectly into that midfield berth."


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