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UPDATED: Hollands completes loan deal

Swindon Advertiser: Hollands (right) tackles Jeff Hendrik of Derby County Hollands (right) tackles Jeff Hendrik of Derby County

PAOLO Di Canio has another midfield option at his disposal after Swindon Town completed the loan signing of Charlton’s Danny Hollands this morning.

The 27-year-old all-but finalised a deal that will see him remain at the County Ground until January 5 last night, with the formalities completed today.

Hollands is a former Chelsea youth and reserve team captain but never featured for the first team.

Instead he spent a brief spell on loan at Torquay and helped them secure their League Two survival in 2005/06, before completing a move to Bournemouth.

He stayed with the Cherries for five years during which he made more than 200 appearances, until switching to Charlton on a three-year contract in May 2011.

Hollands was instrumental in the Addicks’ League One title success last season and despite having made 14 appearances in the Championship this term, he has fallen out of favour of late.

Should the deal be completed today, Hollands is expected to go straight into the Town squad for Saturday’s home game against Yeovil.

Meanwhile, in Division One South & West last night, Cirencester lost 3-2 to Clevedon.

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10:45am Thu 15 Nov 12

mallorca says...

Sounds like a decent palyer,just hope he gets a game.Is he fit??????
Anyways wellcome and do wish him well with the Town
Sounds like a decent palyer,just hope he gets a game.Is he fit?????? Anyways wellcome and do wish him well with the Town mallorca
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1:07pm Thu 15 Nov 12

joner100 says...

My Charlton supporting mate's assessment of Danny Hollands:
"Danny Hollands is a fairly decent player and did really well for us last season. He's solid and a good creative short passer. He works hard and closes other players down. Nothing spectacular, but steady and effective. never seems to get injured either. I think we all thought he'd do ok in the Championship but what's been exposed is a lack of pace. It's not that he's slow, it's just that at this level he's getting much less time on the ball and is getting the run-around from quicker players. He's not the only Charlton player of whom that could be said, but I think it's knocked his confidence."
My Charlton supporting mate's assessment of Danny Hollands: "Danny Hollands is a fairly decent player and did really well for us last season. He's solid and a good creative short passer. He works hard and closes other players down. Nothing spectacular, but steady and effective. never seems to get injured either. I think we all thought he'd do ok in the Championship but what's been exposed is a lack of pace. It's not that he's slow, it's just that at this level he's getting much less time on the ball and is getting the run-around from quicker players. He's not the only Charlton player of whom that could be said, but I think it's knocked his confidence." joner100
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1:47pm Thu 15 Nov 12

London Red says...

Sounds a bit like Benson for us - did really well at L2 but has struggled a bit in L1
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Hollands the same in L1 and the Championship
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Could be what we need right now
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Would still have him on the bench this week with Ferry and Bostock starting
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Would bring Martin in though probably for Collins as Williams clearly is first choice
Sounds a bit like Benson for us - did really well at L2 but has struggled a bit in L1 . Hollands the same in L1 and the Championship . Could be what we need right now . Would still have him on the bench this week with Ferry and Bostock starting . Would bring Martin in though probably for Collins as Williams clearly is first choice London Red
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