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SWINDON TOWN: Contract talks to take place soon - Power

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town chairman Lee Power Swindon Town chairman Lee Power

CHAIRMAN Lee Power and manager Mark Cooper are set to sit down to start planning for next season in the next couple of weeks.

With more than 20 of the current Swindon Town squad coming to the end of the current contracts, including striker Nile Ranger, the Robins chairman said in his matchday programme notes that he will meet with Cooper to start planning for next term.

Power wrote: “The next few weeks are going to be very busy.

“Player contracts are either up or need to be extended so I will have a lot of sitting down with Mark to go through and decide what and who we keep for next season.”

Cooper has already stated that he is expecting to work with a squad of around 20 permanent players on his books.

And with 16 of the current squad already in place for next season, Cooper is going to have a lot of tough decisions to make.

The Town manager said: “Once we know where we are and get the budget sorted out and then we will sit down with the players and make sure we try and strengthen in the right areas.

“I think there are 16-17 still in contract for next season, then we have to decide which ones that are out of contract that we want we offer something to.”

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4:02pm Mon 14 Apr 14

WirralRed says...

and the 16 are...?

please.
and the 16 are...? please. WirralRed
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2:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Lunchtime Red says...

The re-building for next season will be interesting to watch and critical that we get it right. It looks like we have the makings of a good squad that can compete well in League 1 if we can make the right decisions and keep the right players. There are big questions to be answered about Pritch, Stephens, Ranger etc. and if we cannot get them back, who can we get in to fill the gaps ?
We could turn this year’s 7th place (as it looks like we will get), into 4th, 5th, 6th or better next time out. No rash predictions of winning the league from me !
I can see Cooper going for Madine again, currently at Carlisle, if he is available. Cooper rates him and he looks like he has the quality that we will need.
The re-building for next season will be interesting to watch and critical that we get it right. It looks like we have the makings of a good squad that can compete well in League 1 if we can make the right decisions and keep the right players. There are big questions to be answered about Pritch, Stephens, Ranger etc. and if we cannot get them back, who can we get in to fill the gaps ? We could turn this year’s 7th place (as it looks like we will get), into 4th, 5th, 6th or better next time out. No rash predictions of winning the league from me ! I can see Cooper going for Madine again, currently at Carlisle, if he is available. Cooper rates him and he looks like he has the quality that we will need. Lunchtime Red
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12:04am Thu 17 Apr 14

STFC_FOREVER says...

I agree... Think it would be good to Get Madine for next season... 4 very good strikers include Madine, Ranger, Smith, Storey wouldn't bother with Willo bit of a barn door... As the link with Spurs continues we apparently getting another 2 links with Liverpool and Saints... Only two players I would ask to come back from Spurs are Pritch obviously but some town fans would not agree but some might which Is Hall... For the proper cover at the back like we didn't really have not bad centre half good ball playing defender and dangerous from corners... Can't wait for the signings... Give Harley another chance... Came on a bit of form recently on his day a championship player at most... He will be key... I reckon a 5th place finish for us next season as thing look likely... Up the town
I agree... Think it would be good to Get Madine for next season... 4 very good strikers include Madine, Ranger, Smith, Storey wouldn't bother with Willo bit of a barn door... As the link with Spurs continues we apparently getting another 2 links with Liverpool and Saints... Only two players I would ask to come back from Spurs are Pritch obviously but some town fans would not agree but some might which Is Hall... For the proper cover at the back like we didn't really have not bad centre half good ball playing defender and dangerous from corners... Can't wait for the signings... Give Harley another chance... Came on a bit of form recently on his day a championship player at most... He will be key... I reckon a 5th place finish for us next season as thing look likely... Up the town STFC_FOREVER
  • Score: 1

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