Swindon Town are delighted to announce the signing of defender Dominic Thompson from Brentford on a loan deal until the rest of the season. The deal is subject to EFL and FA approval.
Thompson becomes our first signing of 2021 and will help fill a void in the position of left-back as Ellis Iandolo remains injured and Rob Hunt, who can play in that position is due to serve a three-match ban.
The twenty-year-old began his youth career with Arsenal, as did current loanee Matt Smith, signing a two-year contract with the Gunners as a schoolboy.
Despite not making a competitive senior appearance for Arsenal, Thompson was an unused substitute in their EFL Trophy squad four times and was also chosen as a travelling reserve for their trip to Ukraine against FC Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League.
In August 2019, Brentford signed the youngster for an undisclosed fee, where he made five appearances during the 2019/20 season.
Thompson has featured for the Bees nine times this campaign, most recently keeping a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Newcastle in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Upon signing his deal, Thompson said:
“They’re a good group of boys and all really friendly. There’s a lot of talent in this team.”
“The Gaffer has got in contact with Brentford and this is an opportunity for me to play football and gain valuable experience and I want to help the club in the situation we are in at the moment.”
“It’s a good challenge for me, stepping out to gain experience. It’s not like the start of the season, I’m ready and if I’m needed I’m happy to step in.”
We would like to welcome Dom to the County Ground and very much look forward to seeing him in a Swindon shirt for the remainder of the season.