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Brown - McGlashan Signing Is A Good Deal

Gaffer Thrilled With New Signing

19 June 2018

Town Boss Phil Brown believes that new recruit Jermaine McGlashan will be a "good asset" for the club.

The speedy winger became our first signing of the summer after putting pen to paper on a two-year deal on Monday. 

And, having worked with the 30-year-old before, Brown is looking forward to seeing McGlashan bring bucket loads of excitement to SN1.

"It is a good deal for us," he told swindontownfc.co.uk.

"I look at the size of the pitch out there and how big it is and how much space is out there - when I first signed Jermaine for Southend you could see that the lad wants open space, he wants the ability to run into open space and he's been blessed with great pace.

"Hopefully that pace on the wing will exploit teams next season, certainly at The Energy Check County Ground, and I think he'll be a great asset for us. 

"I also think he's of a better division than League Two so that is a good sign, certainly if we've got the ambition to progress next year from this division to the next having given Jermaine a two-year contract.

"He can play at a higher level and he's also got that little bit of experience too. Sometimes as a winger you get to 25, 26 and you haven't received enough ball, you haven't received enough plaudits and you haven't received enough time on the field of play and you tend to lose your way in football.

"Where Jermaine is concerned, he is now 30, he knows how to get hold of the ball and he knows where to be at the right time.

"Hopefully that pace on the wing will exploit teams next season, certainly at The Energy Check County Ground, and I think he'll be a great asset for us."

Phil Brown On Jermaine McGlashan

"He needs to add goals to his game but he's certainly got the threat of the pace and I imagine his assists will be quite high next season."

McGlashan's desire to drop down a league after spending four years in the third tier of English football was also a positive for Brown.

"That part of Jermaine is a no-brainer," Brown added.

"To get a promotion on your CV is a sign that you want to be playing with confidence, you want to be playing with a team that is full of confidence and you want to be expressing yourself.

"Everyone is watching the World Cup at the moment and you see an England team expressing itself, and it is the way forward, there is no doubt about it.

"You are looking at players that can create and everyone's CVs these days talks about all the exciting stuff - goals, assists, chances created.

"That is what Jermaine McGlashan is and he exudes that excitement.

"To drop down a division to get, in my eyes and his eyes, 46 games a season and a promotion on his CV means we're on the same page." 


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