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Fixture News


23 December 2019

Fixture News


23 December 2019

Over the whole decade, Wes Foderingham has made the most Swindon Town appearances. 192 times in total, the stopper wore the shirt.

Red Review caught up with the now-Rangers stopper to look back on his time at the club.

You came into the club on-loan originally under Di Canio and you had a fantastic start – five clean sheets in your first five games, and only seven goals conceded in three months on-loan?

I trained for a few days with the goalkeeper coach at the time, had a meeting with Paolo and he said: we want to take you, and you’ll be playing at the weekend. I was a little bit nervous because it was my debut in the football league. I kept a clean sheet and from there it was an easy group to settle into – I had to share a room with Simon Ferry which was a nightmare. It was a good side with a good manager which helped with that early stage. Even from that first game, we settled and that helped going into the next games

By the end of that season, for you, you’d conceded the least goals by about nine goals? What do you put that down to?

It’s an element of both defence and me – as a goalkeeper, you don’t keep that many clean sheets without having a decent defence. It doesn’t matter who the goalkeeper is. The foundations are built in front of you and having a goalkeeper in good form helps too.

We just had the right blend. We didn’t take too many risks.

How do you sum up that whole season under Di Canio?

Paolo is one of those managers that if he doesn’t like you, you know about it very soon. If he likes then he loves you and treats you like family. The core group took to Paolo really well. We just had a good blend at the back and front. We played decent football and... 

You can read the rest of Wes' Swindon story in our Boxing Day programme with interviews with Charlie Austin, Ellis Iandolo and Ben Gladwin as well as looks back some of the goals, matches and photos of the decade.

No price increase. £3.00 as usual. 14 extra pages of content.

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