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Scott Lindsey: “It’s been hectic, but I’m enjoying every minute”

Town First-Team Head Coach reflects on his first week in charge…

28 June 2022

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Swindon Town First-Team Head Coach, Scott Lindsey, admits he’s embraced every moment of his first week at the helm as pre-season gets underway and he begins assembling his squad.

The 50-year-old was officially unveiled as the new man in charge at The County Ground just eight days ago, in which time he’s drafted in his new assistant, tied up a contract extension for French defender Mathieu Baudry and signed four new players to bolster the ranks.

Talking to Town’s Media Team, Lindsey said he’s pleased with how things have gone during an exceptionally hectic period in his tenure.

“It’s been very busy as you can imagine with lots going on, but I feel we’ve achieved a lot in a relatively short space of time and I’ve really enjoyed it.

“Pre-season is obviously underway now so a lot of the focus has been around structuring sessions for the players as they return from their short breaks, and we’ve spent an intense three days testing and drawing up plans for each one.

“Aside to this I’ve spent a vast amount of time speaking to players, looking at potential new signings and talking to agents as we look to strengthen the squad further and ensure we build a team capable of challenging at the highest level in League Two.

Scott on the transition into management…

Having spent last season as Ben Garner’s number two, Scott has had to establish himself quickly in the Town hotseat as the new season fast approaches, but he admits he’s adapting well.

“In all fairness it hasn't been hugely different. The phone hasn’t stopped ringing so that’s been something I’ve had to adjust to.

“As you can imagine this stage of the season is always a busy one, but something I’d previously have just supported with in the past, so it takes a bit of getting used to.

“With the phone constantly ringing, I’m making important decisions on players we are looking to bring in and assessing potential transfer targets, while working with my dedicated coaching team to identify targets that will fit into our remit.

“But to be honest, the first-team coaching role isn’t dissimilar to that of an assistant, and being here last season, knowing my players well and how the club operates has helped immensely.

“Jamie has come in as my number two and been fantastic which has been a huge positive.”

Scott on player signings…

With four new faces brought in during his first five days in charge, Scott acknowledged he’s pleased with his business so far, but admits the squad strengthening isn’t done yet.

“I’m delighted with the players we’ve managed to bring in so far. Each one has their own qualities which helps add a different dimension to the team, and hopefully they can all hit the ground running.

“Oscar is a young kid with great ability, Tyrese and Reece bring with them pace and experience playing in League Two in the same side, while Sol is a talented young goalkeeper who is keen to develop and prove himself in this division, so we’ve managed to bring in a good mix so far.

“We are working hard behind the scenes to secure the services of some of our current players, but these things do take time unfortunately.

"We are under no illusion we need to strengthen the squad further if we are to compete, and work is ongoing to bring in some more.”


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