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SWINDON TOWN: Former Town scholars picked up by Wrexham

Swindon Advertiser: Salvyn Kisitu has tweeted this picture of himself in a Wrexham kit Salvyn Kisitu has tweeted this picture of himself in a Wrexham kit

TWO former Swindon Town scholars have enrolled with the Glyndwr Wrexham Football Academy - an initiative launched by Conference outfit Wrexham and Glyndwr University.

Salvyn Kisitu and Liam Walsh, both of whom were released by Swindon at the beginning of the summer, have joined the project, which has been designed to give young footballers released by other clubs given a second chance.

The players involved will be a part of Wrexham's reserve side in 2014/15, while they will also get the chance to study at Glyndwr as they try to force themselves into first-team consideration.

Kisitu told The Leader: “I was at Leyton Orient up to under-16 level, when I got a two-year scholarship with Swindon Town, but I was let go. I was over in Uganda in May playing for the national team’s under-19s and that was an incredible experience.

“The weather out there was blazing hot, it was unreal. I’m going to have to get used to the Welsh weather. This is a great opportunity for me to get my education, get a degree and carry on in professional football. The town has got everything I need.

“My aim is to make a first-team appearance. I’m strong, pacey and can grab the odd goal. All the lads are brilliant. It took a week to bond, and it’s like we’ve all been together for a year.”

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11:46am Fri 11 Jul 14

London Red says...

You would have thought this is something we would look to do and hope to unearth a missed Gem!
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Guess its something we could look at in the future once we get the first team wage bill at the right level (remember Power said we still have a fgew who are on too much) to afford the extra wages of all the new 18/19 year olds coming on board
You would have thought this is something we would look to do and hope to unearth a missed Gem! . Guess its something we could look at in the future once we get the first team wage bill at the right level (remember Power said we still have a fgew who are on too much) to afford the extra wages of all the new 18/19 year olds coming on board London Red
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