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DARREN Ward has confirmed that Swindon Town are looking at the possibility of brining new faces in on loan although no new signings are immediately imminent.

Ward and Tommy Miller took caretaker charge of the club last week following the departure of Paolo Di Canio as manager and have quickly had to manipulate a squad depleted by injuries to Joe Devera, Miles Storey, Troy Archibald-Henville and Simon Ferry.

Devera is not quite fit enough to feature against Bury tonight with his hamstring problem while Ferry is a doubt with a combination of an ankle knock and toothache meaning the Robins could struggle to name a full substitutes’ bench once again.

Ward admitted he and Miller will have to think about making signings shortly, but at the moment the pair are happy to work with what they have at their disposal.

“We’ve thought about it, we’ve looked at it and if we hadn’t then we’d be kidding ourselves because that is a possible issue,” he said. “We’ve looked at the situation, we’re going to prepare for the game as normal and then go from there.

“It’s something we have to talk about. What we’ve tried to do is deal with what we’ve got to do at the minute because that’s what we feel is right to do on many levels, one being that we want to keep it as normal as possible.

“We have high standards here and that is what we’re trying to get across to the players - to try to continue the hard work and the standards we’ve set to put us in the position we’re in now. We’ve worked out socks of A win for Swindon tonight could take them top of the League One table and Ward wants his players to stand up to the test of character - the first of 13 they are set to face between now and the end of the campaign.

“It is a very important game, every game is important now, there’s 13 to go, we’re playing at home, they lost their last game, the pressure is on but that’s what you’ve got to deal with in football,” he said.

“If you’re scared of dealing with pressure and tricky situations at times then walk away.”

Finally, the defender revealed he and Miller have been receiving a little parental guidance during their early days as managers.

When asked who he was leaning on for support, Ward said: “My dad is quite a good one. He’s always full of ideas. We’ve had a lot of support from many angles and we’ve got a lot of good people around us.

“Tommy’s dad is involved in football and everyone has helped support the effort to get the results we want to get on the pitch.”

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6:43am Tue 26 Feb 13

grove red says...

Maybe to late but we should go back in for marlon pack now of field issues are done. The lads on fire at the moment.
Maybe to late but we should go back in for marlon pack now of field issues are done. The lads on fire at the moment. grove red
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6:43am Tue 26 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Good lad Wrady,

Just keep trying hard and i'm sure it'll all be good.

Remember, you can only do your best !

Nice one mate,

Louis :-))
Good lad Wrady, Just keep trying hard and i'm sure it'll all be good. Remember, you can only do your best ! Nice one mate, Louis :-)) louiscassius
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6:44am Tue 26 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

louiscassius wrote:
Good lad Wrady,

Just keep trying hard and i'm sure it'll all be good.

Remember, you can only do your best !

Nice one mate,

Louis :-))
"Wardy"

Fingers and thumbs this morning.......
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Good lad Wrady, Just keep trying hard and i'm sure it'll all be good. Remember, you can only do your best ! Nice one mate, Louis :-))[/p][/quote]"Wardy" Fingers and thumbs this morning....... louiscassius
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7:16am Tue 26 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

grove red wrote:
Maybe to late but we should go back in for marlon pack now of field issues are done. The lads on fire at the moment.
Reckon we'd struggle to bring him in but worth a shot, could add that extra to the midfield
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Maybe to late but we should go back in for marlon pack now of field issues are done. The lads on fire at the moment.[/p][/quote]Reckon we'd struggle to bring him in but worth a shot, could add that extra to the midfield Swindon1984
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8:09am Tue 26 Feb 13

Med Red says...

grove red wrote:
Maybe to late but we should go back in for marlon pack now of field issues are done. The lads on fire at the moment.
Can't see that happening! Miller won't want to bring in Pack and drop himself will he? We're stuck with the midfield we've got until we get a manager.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Maybe to late but we should go back in for marlon pack now of field issues are done. The lads on fire at the moment.[/p][/quote]Can't see that happening! Miller won't want to bring in Pack and drop himself will he? We're stuck with the midfield we've got until we get a manager. Med Red
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8:46am Tue 26 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

We missed out on 3 good signings in the Jan window thanks to the 'car crash'. Pack would still be a good loan If we could get him - but I doubt Cheltenham would let him go now.
We missed out on 3 good signings in the Jan window thanks to the 'car crash'. Pack would still be a good loan If we could get him - but I doubt Cheltenham would let him go now. Since 1950
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8:54am Tue 26 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

louiscassius wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Good lad Wrady,

Just keep trying hard and i'm sure it'll all be good.

Remember, you can only do your best !

Nice one mate,

Louis :-))
"Wardy"

Fingers and thumbs this morning.......
Morning Louis, your joking right, keep trying there hardest, it might come good, two caretaker player managers won't work...

We need a new manager, asap, as it looks like we won't get Paolo back...

Lets hope, onwards and upwards...
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Good lad Wrady, Just keep trying hard and i'm sure it'll all be good. Remember, you can only do your best ! Nice one mate, Louis :-))[/p][/quote]"Wardy" Fingers and thumbs this morning.......[/p][/quote]Morning Louis, your joking right, keep trying there hardest, it might come good, two caretaker player managers won't work... We need a new manager, asap, as it looks like we won't get Paolo back... Lets hope, onwards and upwards... STFCman&boy1973
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9:07am Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March
can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March old town robin
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9:28am Tue 26 Feb 13

grove red says...

old town robin wrote:
can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March
I see alex Henshall is on loan at chesterfield
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March[/p][/quote]I see alex Henshall is on loan at chesterfield grove red
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9:48am Tue 26 Feb 13

RedRich says...

old town robin wrote:
can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March
I think it is 25 March (Wikipedia).

COYR
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March[/p][/quote]I think it is 25 March (Wikipedia). COYR RedRich
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10:15am Tue 26 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

I think the signing of players is a matter for urgency rather than wait and see. Our midfield is very light at present with just three players competing for a place and one of those is injured.
Don't wait until we drop out of the top six before acting otherwise we will finish mid table.
I'm not being negetive because thats not what I am, but we need a little realism here, central midfield is our weak area right now. Get Pack in , he's scoring freely in an average team otherwise get Danny Hollands back.
Bury are under yet another transfer embargo and their manager says they are in trouble. We need to be very ruthless tonight and take advantage . Hitting them for 8-0 again like we did in 77 would be great but I can see them parking the bus so we will need a plan B or C at some stage.

Come on Dazza & Tommo get these players fired up, a good performance and big win will cheer everyone tonight .
I think the signing of players is a matter for urgency rather than wait and see. Our midfield is very light at present with just three players competing for a place and one of those is injured. Don't wait until we drop out of the top six before acting otherwise we will finish mid table. I'm not being negetive because thats not what I am, but we need a little realism here, central midfield is our weak area right now. Get Pack in , he's scoring freely in an average team otherwise get Danny Hollands back. Bury are under yet another transfer embargo and their manager says they are in trouble. We need to be very ruthless tonight and take advantage . Hitting them for 8-0 again like we did in 77 would be great but I can see them parking the bus so we will need a plan B or C at some stage. Come on Dazza & Tommo get these players fired up, a good performance and big win will cheer everyone tonight . Stilloyal
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10:37am Tue 26 Feb 13

seany69 says...

Danny Hollands is injured until the last month of the season, thats why his loan wasn't extended!
Can't see Pack coming now he's back in the fold at Cheltenham, playing really well.
I think we need McCormack back in midfield and Thompson in the back( Why he isn't there now , I don't know. He's been one of our most consistant players this season)
Danny Hollands is injured until the last month of the season, thats why his loan wasn't extended! Can't see Pack coming now he's back in the fold at Cheltenham, playing really well. I think we need McCormack back in midfield and Thompson in the back( Why he isn't there now , I don't know. He's been one of our most consistant players this season) seany69
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10:41am Tue 26 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

seany69 wrote:
Danny Hollands is injured until the last month of the season, thats why his loan wasn't extended! Can't see Pack coming now he's back in the fold at Cheltenham, playing really well. I think we need McCormack back in midfield and Thompson in the back( Why he isn't there now , I don't know. He's been one of our most consistant players this season)
Didn't realise Hollands was injured , cheers for the info.
Agree about Nathan best tackler at the club by a mile, yes get Macca into midfield at least for now .
[quote][p][bold]seany69[/bold] wrote: Danny Hollands is injured until the last month of the season, thats why his loan wasn't extended! Can't see Pack coming now he's back in the fold at Cheltenham, playing really well. I think we need McCormack back in midfield and Thompson in the back( Why he isn't there now , I don't know. He's been one of our most consistant players this season)[/p][/quote]Didn't realise Hollands was injured , cheers for the info. Agree about Nathan best tackler at the club by a mile, yes get Macca into midfield at least for now . Stilloyal
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10:44am Tue 26 Feb 13

stfctrowbridgepaul says...

Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc
Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc stfctrowbridgepaul
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10:57am Tue 26 Feb 13

MikeJP says...

stfctrowbridgepaul wrote:
Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc
Your bang on with this. Thompson by far the better at right back. McCormack to slow and always out of position. Give Luke a chance, I think he will prove good.
[quote][p][bold]stfctrowbridgepaul[/bold] wrote: Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc[/p][/quote]Your bang on with this. Thompson by far the better at right back. McCormack to slow and always out of position. Give Luke a chance, I think he will prove good. MikeJP
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11:01am Tue 26 Feb 13

seany69 says...

stfctrowbridgepaul wrote:
Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc
As much as I don't rate Rooney, I don't think he's done anything wrong and has been treated really badly. De vita hasn't been playing that well lately, so putting Rooney in might buck up De vita. I think he needs competition to get the best out of him.
[quote][p][bold]stfctrowbridgepaul[/bold] wrote: Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc[/p][/quote]As much as I don't rate Rooney, I don't think he's done anything wrong and has been treated really badly. De vita hasn't been playing that well lately, so putting Rooney in might buck up De vita. I think he needs competition to get the best out of him. seany69
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11:14am Tue 26 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

seany69 wrote:
stfctrowbridgepaul wrote: Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc
As much as I don't rate Rooney, I don't think he's done anything wrong and has been treated really badly. De vita hasn't been playing that well lately, so putting Rooney in might buck up De vita. I think he needs competition to get the best out of him.
Rafa tracks back, Roony wont
[quote][p][bold]seany69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfctrowbridgepaul[/bold] wrote: Put Alan McCormack back to midfield and Nathan Thompson to right back l.Rooney for de vita keep the rest of the team the same Williams and Collins to get a goal each tonight stfc[/p][/quote]As much as I don't rate Rooney, I don't think he's done anything wrong and has been treated really badly. De vita hasn't been playing that well lately, so putting Rooney in might buck up De vita. I think he needs competition to get the best out of him.[/p][/quote]Rafa tracks back, Roony wont Stilloyal
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11:32am Tue 26 Feb 13

old town robin says...

RedRich wrote:
old town robin wrote:
can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March
I think it is 25 March (Wikipedia).

COYR
thanks, hope we don't wait until then, there will only be handful of games left.
[quote][p][bold]RedRich[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March[/p][/quote]I think it is 25 March (Wikipedia). COYR[/p][/quote]thanks, hope we don't wait until then, there will only be handful of games left. old town robin
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12:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stfctrowbridgepaul says...

We need to attack teams like bury and worry about defending we have to best these tesms
We need to attack teams like bury and worry about defending we have to best these tesms stfctrowbridgepaul
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1:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

Ward & Miller? Players fit, not fit?
We still have the quality to beat Bury tonight.
So let's just chill, play our football the way we know we can & let's bury Bury?????
Lol
COYRS
Ward & Miller? Players fit, not fit? We still have the quality to beat Bury tonight. So let's just chill, play our football the way we know we can & let's bury Bury????? Lol COYRS FORZASTFC
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3:37pm Tue 26 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

RedRich wrote:
old town robin wrote:
can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March
I think it is 25 March (Wikipedia).

COYR
The fourth Thursday in March -28th this year.
[quote][p][bold]RedRich[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: can anyone confirm when the loan transfer window closes in March[/p][/quote]I think it is 25 March (Wikipedia). COYR[/p][/quote]The fourth Thursday in March -28th this year. sp1dersw3b
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4:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

jayden says...

I was speaking to Darrens dad on sat he was sat with Darrens wife and children seemed anice bloke.
I was speaking to Darrens dad on sat he was sat with Darrens wife and children seemed anice bloke. jayden
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