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SWINDON TOWN: Oakley could be loaned out to aid journey to fitness
SWINDON Town will look into the possibility of loaning Aaron Oakley out in the new year as the defender steps up his comeback from injury.
Oakley’s recovery from a broken foot is almost complete, but the Wales Under 21 international is still to play a minute of competitive action for Town despite having signed his first professional deal with the club over the summer.
Robins manager Mark Cooper wants to involved the towering centre-back in as many development matches as possible prior to the opening of the transfer window in January, and then he will consider sending Oakley elsewhere to gain valuable first-team experience.
“I’ve not seen a lot of him because when I came he was injured, he was injured in pre-season,” Cooper told the Advertiser.
“He’s certainly got all the attributes - he’s a big lad, he can handle the football and he’ll need a few games in the development squad to get himself up to match fitness.
“We’ll have the decision whether or not what we send him out on loan to get games.”
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