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Pack still open to Swindon switch

Swindon Advertiser: Marlon Pack Marlon Pack

CHELTENHAM midfielder Marlon Pack has insisted he is still interested in a move to Swindon Town, but is more confused than ever about where his future lies.

The playmaker saw a move to the County Ground fall through on transfer deadline day due to the Football League not being willing to ratify new signings at Town, but had been expected to finalise his move once the takeover by Jed McCrory’s consortium was completed.

The Advertiser now understands Bournemouth, Derby and Charlton have all shown an interest in the 21-year-old, while current boss Mark Yates revealed after the Robins’ game with Southend on Tuesday he wants to keep his star player until the end of the season.

Pack has heard nothing of any interest from clubs other than Swindon and still expected the move to go ahead before Yates’ comments, and when asked by the Advertiser if he would still be open to a switch to Wiltshire he said: “Of course I am, I just don’t really know what is going to happen.

“I never said I wanted to leave Cheltenham, but the deal that was in place was good for everyone really. I am still contracted to them and I just want to play football.

“I want to play higher, and I have always said that to Cheltenham, and I think there would be a problem if you are happy to play in League Two all my career.

“My agent hasn’t really spoken to me about other clubs because it has been a tough two weeks, and maybe the first day or so my head was all over the place and I just had to get on with things.

“Until last night I think I was still expecting it to go ahead, but we will see now.”

Pack admitted the day his move to Swindon fell through was one of the strangest of his career so far, but it hasn’t tarnished his opinion of the club he could still join.

“I was at the County Ground at 12 and I think I was there for about eight hours doing things, and it wasn’t simple,” he said.

“Then I left and went home to try and get some sleep, and I got a phone call at 11.30pm saying it hadn’t gone through, so it was a very hectic and weird day.

“Since then it’s been a difficult situation to be in, not knowing what is happening. At the end of the day I just want to play football.

“I am good friends with Matt (Ritchie) and he has had nothing but positive things to say about Swindon, and as a team they are doing very well again this season and have a massive chance of being promoted to the Championship.”

Meanwhile, Town manager Paolo Di Canio has been nominated for the League One Manager of the Month award for January.

The Italian has been shortlisted along with Walsall boss Dean Smith and Yeovil Town’s Gary Johnson.

Keeper Wes Foderingham has been nominated for the Player of the Month award, having only conceded one goal during January and saved a penalty against Shrewsbury.

The winners will be announced tomorrow.

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6:44am Thu 14 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

These loan signings are going to be critical to our maintaining a challenge - IMHO.
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I know they're not the be-all and end-all but re the top 7 I think Bournemouth are the ones to catch due to their fixtures.
...
If you look at the mini-league matches then they are the best off...although having said that, playing the bottom teams is never easy....as we know all too well!
.
Bournemouth: Going great guns.
Sheff Utd (h)
Doncaster (h)
Tranmere (a)...last game of season
.
Doncaster: Very shaky ground at the mo.
Yeovil (h)
Bournemouth (a)
Swindon (h)
Tranmere (h)
Brentford (a)....last game of season
.
Tranmere: Even shakier ground.
Swindon (h)
Yeovil (a)
Sheff Utd (h)
Doncaster (a)
Bournemouth (h)...last game of season
.
Swindon: Good solid form but too many draws of late.
Tranmere (a)
Brentford (a)
Yeovil (a)
Doncaster (a)
Sheff Utd (a)
(also have MK Dons away)
.
Sheff Utd: Struggling but up and down.
Bournemouth (a)
Brentford (h)
Tranmere (a)
Swindon (h)
.
Brentford: All over the shop - F.A. Cup distraction.
Swindon (h)
Sheff Utd (a)
Doncaster (h)
.
Yeovil: On a roll and confident.
Doncaster (a)
Tranmere (h)
Swindon (h)
-----
Given the fixtures you'd fancy Bournemouth and Yeovil for a 1-2 at the moment.
...
On the other hand - win half our away games and we'll be pretty darn close provided we get back to winning ways at home.
These loan signings are going to be critical to our maintaining a challenge - IMHO. --- I know they're not the be-all and end-all but re the top 7 I think Bournemouth are the ones to catch due to their fixtures. ... If you look at the mini-league matches then they are the best off...although having said that, playing the bottom teams is never easy....as we know all too well! . Bournemouth: Going great guns. Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (h) Tranmere (a)...last game of season . Doncaster: Very shaky ground at the mo. Yeovil (h) Bournemouth (a) Swindon (h) Tranmere (h) Brentford (a)....last game of season . Tranmere: Even shakier ground. Swindon (h) Yeovil (a) Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (a) Bournemouth (h)...last game of season . Swindon: Good solid form but too many draws of late. Tranmere (a) Brentford (a) Yeovil (a) Doncaster (a) Sheff Utd (a) (also have MK Dons away) . Sheff Utd: Struggling but up and down. Bournemouth (a) Brentford (h) Tranmere (a) Swindon (h) . Brentford: All over the shop - F.A. Cup distraction. Swindon (h) Sheff Utd (a) Doncaster (h) . Yeovil: On a roll and confident. Doncaster (a) Tranmere (h) Swindon (h) ----- Given the fixtures you'd fancy Bournemouth and Yeovil for a 1-2 at the moment. ... On the other hand - win half our away games and we'll be pretty darn close provided we get back to winning ways at home. SAPFanSTFC
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7:41am Thu 14 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Confused Marlon? Don't worry, there are another 10,000 of us!
Confused Marlon? Don't worry, there are another 10,000 of us! Since 1950
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7:47am Thu 14 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

Bornmuff only interested in him to stop us from getting him!!!
Bornmuff only interested in him to stop us from getting him!!! Cookie43
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8:42am Thu 14 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
These loan signings are going to be critical to our maintaining a challenge - IMHO. --- I know they're not the be-all and end-all but re the top 7 I think Bournemouth are the ones to catch due to their fixtures. ... If you look at the mini-league matches then they are the best off...although having said that, playing the bottom teams is never easy....as we know all too well! . Bournemouth: Going great guns. Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (h) Tranmere (a)...last game of season . Doncaster: Very shaky ground at the mo. Yeovil (h) Bournemouth (a) Swindon (h) Tranmere (h) Brentford (a)....last game of season . Tranmere: Even shakier ground. Swindon (h) Yeovil (a) Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (a) Bournemouth (h)...last game of season . Swindon: Good solid form but too many draws of late. Tranmere (a) Brentford (a) Yeovil (a) Doncaster (a) Sheff Utd (a) (also have MK Dons away) . Sheff Utd: Struggling but up and down. Bournemouth (a) Brentford (h) Tranmere (a) Swindon (h) . Brentford: All over the shop - F.A. Cup distraction. Swindon (h) Sheff Utd (a) Doncaster (h) . Yeovil: On a roll and confident. Doncaster (a) Tranmere (h) Swindon (h) ----- Given the fixtures you'd fancy Bournemouth and Yeovil for a 1-2 at the moment. ... On the other hand - win half our away games and we'll be pretty darn close provided we get back to winning ways at home.
I agree Sap, Pack was the loan signing that I feel was most important, we were linked with him in the summer but signing Miller and Navaro put a stop to that, I think he is better than both of them and we should be looking to get him in, if not now then the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: These loan signings are going to be critical to our maintaining a challenge - IMHO. --- I know they're not the be-all and end-all but re the top 7 I think Bournemouth are the ones to catch due to their fixtures. ... If you look at the mini-league matches then they are the best off...although having said that, playing the bottom teams is never easy....as we know all too well! . Bournemouth: Going great guns. Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (h) Tranmere (a)...last game of season . Doncaster: Very shaky ground at the mo. Yeovil (h) Bournemouth (a) Swindon (h) Tranmere (h) Brentford (a)....last game of season . Tranmere: Even shakier ground. Swindon (h) Yeovil (a) Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (a) Bournemouth (h)...last game of season . Swindon: Good solid form but too many draws of late. Tranmere (a) Brentford (a) Yeovil (a) Doncaster (a) Sheff Utd (a) (also have MK Dons away) . Sheff Utd: Struggling but up and down. Bournemouth (a) Brentford (h) Tranmere (a) Swindon (h) . Brentford: All over the shop - F.A. Cup distraction. Swindon (h) Sheff Utd (a) Doncaster (h) . Yeovil: On a roll and confident. Doncaster (a) Tranmere (h) Swindon (h) ----- Given the fixtures you'd fancy Bournemouth and Yeovil for a 1-2 at the moment. ... On the other hand - win half our away games and we'll be pretty darn close provided we get back to winning ways at home.[/p][/quote]I agree Sap, Pack was the loan signing that I feel was most important, we were linked with him in the summer but signing Miller and Navaro put a stop to that, I think he is better than both of them and we should be looking to get him in, if not now then the end of the season. Is that you Lovesey
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8:43am Thu 14 Feb 13

ChippyBOB. says...

Cookie43 wrote:
Bornmuff only interested in him to stop us from getting him!!!
I agree
B,mth are trying to snatch him to stop up. Having said that I bet Paolo has other Options up his sleeve.
[quote][p][bold]Cookie43[/bold] wrote: Bornmuff only interested in him to stop us from getting him!!![/p][/quote]I agree B,mth are trying to snatch him to stop up. Having said that I bet Paolo has other Options up his sleeve. ChippyBOB.
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8:52am Thu 14 Feb 13

SeanG92 says...

Very threadbear squad at the moment, as we saw on Saturday we lack a midfileder to come on when things are going wrong who can cause problems going forward. Hopefully this takeover can be sealed by tomorrow and we can bring in Pack along with a few others before Tuesday.

Not sure we will get a Striker worth the wage in the loan window unless Paolo works some magic.
Very threadbear squad at the moment, as we saw on Saturday we lack a midfileder to come on when things are going wrong who can cause problems going forward. Hopefully this takeover can be sealed by tomorrow and we can bring in Pack along with a few others before Tuesday. Not sure we will get a Striker worth the wage in the loan window unless Paolo works some magic. SeanG92
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9:14am Thu 14 Feb 13

red_welder says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
These loan signings are going to be critical to our maintaining a challenge - IMHO.
---
I know they're not the be-all and end-all but re the top 7 I think Bournemouth are the ones to catch due to their fixtures.
...
If you look at the mini-league matches then they are the best off...although having said that, playing the bottom teams is never easy....as we know all too well!
.
Bournemouth: Going great guns.
Sheff Utd (h)
Doncaster (h)
Tranmere (a)...last game of season
.
Doncaster: Very shaky ground at the mo.
Yeovil (h)
Bournemouth (a)
Swindon (h)
Tranmere (h)
Brentford (a)....last game of season
.
Tranmere: Even shakier ground.
Swindon (h)
Yeovil (a)
Sheff Utd (h)
Doncaster (a)
Bournemouth (h)...last game of season
.
Swindon: Good solid form but too many draws of late.
Tranmere (a)
Brentford (a)
Yeovil (a)
Doncaster (a)
Sheff Utd (a)
(also have MK Dons away)
.
Sheff Utd: Struggling but up and down.
Bournemouth (a)
Brentford (h)
Tranmere (a)
Swindon (h)
.
Brentford: All over the shop - F.A. Cup distraction.
Swindon (h)
Sheff Utd (a)
Doncaster (h)
.
Yeovil: On a roll and confident.
Doncaster (a)
Tranmere (h)
Swindon (h)
-----
Given the fixtures you'd fancy Bournemouth and Yeovil for a 1-2 at the moment.
...
On the other hand - win half our away games and we'll be pretty darn close provided we get back to winning ways at home.
Going to be very interesting end to season, can Yeovil and Bournemouth keep their winning runs going? Who will bottle it? We will have a huge say in this with our run in, if we manage to get a few new faces in it could give us a huge boost.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: These loan signings are going to be critical to our maintaining a challenge - IMHO. --- I know they're not the be-all and end-all but re the top 7 I think Bournemouth are the ones to catch due to their fixtures. ... If you look at the mini-league matches then they are the best off...although having said that, playing the bottom teams is never easy....as we know all too well! . Bournemouth: Going great guns. Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (h) Tranmere (a)...last game of season . Doncaster: Very shaky ground at the mo. Yeovil (h) Bournemouth (a) Swindon (h) Tranmere (h) Brentford (a)....last game of season . Tranmere: Even shakier ground. Swindon (h) Yeovil (a) Sheff Utd (h) Doncaster (a) Bournemouth (h)...last game of season . Swindon: Good solid form but too many draws of late. Tranmere (a) Brentford (a) Yeovil (a) Doncaster (a) Sheff Utd (a) (also have MK Dons away) . Sheff Utd: Struggling but up and down. Bournemouth (a) Brentford (h) Tranmere (a) Swindon (h) . Brentford: All over the shop - F.A. Cup distraction. Swindon (h) Sheff Utd (a) Doncaster (h) . Yeovil: On a roll and confident. Doncaster (a) Tranmere (h) Swindon (h) ----- Given the fixtures you'd fancy Bournemouth and Yeovil for a 1-2 at the moment. ... On the other hand - win half our away games and we'll be pretty darn close provided we get back to winning ways at home.[/p][/quote]Going to be very interesting end to season, can Yeovil and Bournemouth keep their winning runs going? Who will bottle it? We will have a huge say in this with our run in, if we manage to get a few new faces in it could give us a huge boost. red_welder
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11:55am Thu 14 Feb 13

RED-MERLIN says...

Forget the striker, we need a solid play-maker. Pack is a must or someone similar, we're missing Hollands rear bad, his link up with ferry is where we were strong
Forget the striker, we need a solid play-maker. Pack is a must or someone similar, we're missing Hollands rear bad, his link up with ferry is where we were strong RED-MERLIN
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2:04pm Thu 14 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Rumours ???

With the possibility of Bradley Wright Phillips now going to MK Dons on loan, Swindon are now turning their attensions to signing Darius Vassell.

Marlon Pack still prefers Swindon.

Hmmm not sure about Vassell.
Rumours ??? With the possibility of Bradley Wright Phillips now going to MK Dons on loan, Swindon are now turning their attensions to signing Darius Vassell. Marlon Pack still prefers Swindon. Hmmm not sure about Vassell. sagadude
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6:10pm Thu 14 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

Would agree that Marlon Pack is the man to get and he seems to be handling a difficult situation in a very mature way.

Having said that, what often counts at the business end of the season is experience and on that basis either Wright-Phillips or Vassell would fit the bill.

Let's just hope we can do some business before the emergency window shuts.
Would agree that Marlon Pack is the man to get and he seems to be handling a difficult situation in a very mature way. Having said that, what often counts at the business end of the season is experience and on that basis either Wright-Phillips or Vassell would fit the bill. Let's just hope we can do some business before the emergency window shuts. mancrobin
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