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SWINDON TOWN: Former Town scholars picked up by Wrexham
10:10am Friday 11th July 2014 in Sport
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.”