SWINDON TOWN: Reis and Troy feature, Barker scores in development tie

Swindon Advertiser: Troy Archibald-Henville is closing in on a return to full fitness Troy Archibald-Henville is closing in on a return to full fitness

TIJANE Reis and Troy Archibald-Henville both enjoyed gametime as Swindon Town were beaten 3-2 by Birmingham City in a development XI match this afternoon.

George Barker got his Swindon career off to a good start with Town’s second goal of the game after Yaser Kasim had earlier put the Robins into the lead, but Birmingham proved too strong in the end.

It was the inclusion of defender Archibald-Henville and winger Reis that will provide most encouragement to manager Mark Cooper and Town fans, however, as the pair near a full recovery from knee surgery.

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4:58pm Tue 7 Jan 14

lambo says...

like the Power/Cooper approach of keeping cards close to their chest.

unsure of their target but prepared to trust them, after all it's their money. Nice to see it finished and the guy playing withing seconds of it being released, suspect sorted early doors with a clear timetable.

well done Power(s) that be.
like the Power/Cooper approach of keeping cards close to their chest. unsure of their target but prepared to trust them, after all it's their money. Nice to see it finished and the guy playing withing seconds of it being released, suspect sorted early doors with a clear timetable. well done Power(s) that be. lambo

5:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Swindon1984 says...

Great start for the new kid, Williams clearly thinks a lot of him and as I said yesterday maybe it's better to go with a player you know and believe to have potential than a "recognised" striker on big bucks who may still not cut the mustard. If we're looking at being sustainable we need to work smarter in the transfer market, and this Barker chap looks like a low risk signing - could come good, could not but low risk in terms of what we've more than likely paid for him. Can't see it being a big money deal.
Great start for the new kid, Williams clearly thinks a lot of him and as I said yesterday maybe it's better to go with a player you know and believe to have potential than a "recognised" striker on big bucks who may still not cut the mustard. If we're looking at being sustainable we need to work smarter in the transfer market, and this Barker chap looks like a low risk signing - could come good, could not but low risk in terms of what we've more than likely paid for him. Can't see it being a big money deal. Swindon1984

5:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

LeGod says...

Good start for barker nice to see Troy back as well as he could be our key to a better defence and stopping the stupid headed goals we keep letting in.
Good luck to all of them and let's hope they all do a good job for STFC.
Good start for barker nice to see Troy back as well as he could be our key to a better defence and stopping the stupid headed goals we keep letting in. Good luck to all of them and let's hope they all do a good job for STFC. LeGod

6:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

you gots ta be kidding me says...

Well whatever you say about Barker he scored against a championship team, I trust Luke Williams on this one, think he may just prove to be a natural talent, willing to give him some time...

I hope TAH comes back fit, the guy has so much potential the same with Tijane Reis....
Well whatever you say about Barker he scored against a championship team, I trust Luke Williams on this one, think he may just prove to be a natural talent, willing to give him some time... I hope TAH comes back fit, the guy has so much potential the same with Tijane Reis.... you gots ta be kidding me

6:29pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Luke Williams is no slouch and obviously was well aware of him when at Brighton. May be he told Cooper to keep his Ajose money and invest in this guy with plenty to prove and not had many chances to do so. This could well be like Paddy Madden never did a thing at Carlisle and then hit 23 goals for Yeovil first season. George's earlier career is all about goals apparently. Many fans measure strikers on goals but just look how many times a player does nothing then the floodgates open,Sam Parkin comes to mind Simon Cox anyone??. No Guarantee's but surely worth a look and could unearth a gem. Now for the big target man because we looked a better team with the big fella up front who no longer wears the shirt.
Luke Williams is no slouch and obviously was well aware of him when at Brighton. May be he told Cooper to keep his Ajose money and invest in this guy with plenty to prove and not had many chances to do so. This could well be like Paddy Madden never did a thing at Carlisle and then hit 23 goals for Yeovil first season. George's earlier career is all about goals apparently. Many fans measure strikers on goals but just look how many times a player does nothing then the floodgates open,Sam Parkin comes to mind Simon Cox anyone??. No Guarantee's but surely worth a look and could unearth a gem. Now for the big target man because we looked a better team with the big fella up front who no longer wears the shirt. Di kanny oh

7:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Morsey says...

Did Kayden Jackson get any time on the pitch?
Did Kayden Jackson get any time on the pitch? Morsey

8:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jayden says...

Only one goal no hat trick boo, send him back LOL.
Only one goal no hat trick boo, send him back LOL. jayden

9:43am Wed 8 Jan 14

Fernham Red says...

Just like an Neapolitan ice-cream (remember them) - three great things in one.

Troy, Tijane and Barker

I think this is what you call a "good news day"

.......in danger of clapping happily.............
..
Just like an Neapolitan ice-cream (remember them) - three great things in one. Troy, Tijane and Barker I think this is what you call a "good news day" .......in danger of clapping happily............. .. Fernham Red

11:29am Wed 8 Jan 14

Stilloyal says...

T.J is the key come on my son. He'll have 3 marking him every game
T.J is the key come on my son. He'll have 3 marking him every game Stilloyal

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