Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of striker, Brett Pitman on a one-year contract with an option to extend. The deal is subject to EFL and FA approval.
Pitman started his youth career with local clubs in Jersey, playing for First Tower United and St. Paul’s. After scoring 4 goals against Bournemouth’s U18 side, he was then signed by the Cherries in December 2004 where he spent a season in the youth setup.
In July of 2005, the striker signed his first professional contract with the south-coast side scoring 59 goals in 103 appearances. In August 2010, Pitman joined Bristol City where he notched 20 goals in 36 starts for the Robins.
In 2012, the now 32-year-old returned to Bournemouth on loan which became a 3-and-a-half-year contract with Eddie Howe’s side. During the 2014/15 season, the Jersey-born forward helped Bournemouth to the Championship title, earning them promotion to the Premier League.
At the end of the 14/15 season, Pitman remained in the Championship when signing for Ipswich Town, where he managed 14 goals in 37 appearances for the Tractor Boys over a two-year period.
In July 2017, the striker arrived at Fratton Park to sign for Portsmouth where he spent the next three years. In his first season with Pompey he ended the campaign as second top scorer in League One with 25 goals, becoming the first Portsmouth player to score more than 20 goals in a season since Svetoslav Todorov in 2002/03.
Upon signing for Town, Pitman said:
"It's exciting to join a club that got promoted last season and that will be going in the right direction, full of confidence for the new season."
"I did my homework and found out he (the manager) plays good football, exciting football and at my age that was a massive factor to enjoy my football."
"It's a good club, they can take the momentum from last season onwards and hopefully do well this season."
We would like to welcome Brett to Swindon Town and look forward to his involvement in a Town shirt.