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Town announce Rodgers deal

Swindon Advertiser: Anton Rodgers Anton Rodgers

SWINDON Town have announced the signing of midfielder Anton Rodgers on a one-year contract, subject to Football League and FA approval.

Rodgers, son of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, has linked up with the Swindon squad at their army training camp this week and was involved in Town's win over Petersfield on Tuesday night.

The Advertiser reported that Rodgers was due to be unveiled as a full-time fixture following Tuesday's game, although the club insisted at the time he was only on trial.

Speaking to the club's official website, Rodgers said: “I know a few of the boys here and Luke (Williams) asked if I was interested and I was really keen,” he said. “I’m from down the road in Reading so it was something I was interested in doing and I’m glad it’s done now.

“I started my professional career at Brighton, before moving to Oldham. I was up close up with my family there with my dad at Liverpool. I just wanted to move closer back to home. Thankfully, Swindon were interested and it was something I could do.

He continued: “I like to get on the ball, set the play up and play through the lines of midfield, nick a goal if I can. I just want to play as much as I can.“ Finally, Rodgers revealed that he was glad to be around a number of familiar faces at SN1.

He said: “I know George Barker, Yaser (Kasim), Rapha (Branco) and Ben Gladwin; he’s a Reading boy as well and he’s one of my good friends. It make it that bit easier but still doesn’t stop the nerves when you come in on the first day.”

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3:11pm Thu 17 Jul 14

MidlandRobin says...

1st signing, hopefully one of many
1st signing, hopefully one of many MidlandRobin
  • Score: 8

3:34pm Thu 17 Jul 14

mhughes1977 says...

not to be confused with Anton Rodgers from the hit sitcom "from may to december"
not to be confused with Anton Rodgers from the hit sitcom "from may to december" mhughes1977
  • Score: 4

3:49pm Thu 17 Jul 14

London Red says...

I see the Adver still haven't learnt any PR Skills - this areticle is not going to do them any favours with the club!
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Why not simply say Rodgers signing has been confirmed after a successful trial at the Army Training Camp?
I see the Adver still haven't learnt any PR Skills - this areticle is not going to do them any favours with the club! . Why not simply say Rodgers signing has been confirmed after a successful trial at the Army Training Camp? London Red
  • Score: -4

3:53pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Fernham Red says...

Welcome aboard Anton, you'll get your platform here at the county ground.
Welcome aboard Anton, you'll get your platform here at the county ground. Fernham Red
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Thu 17 Jul 14

FORZASTFC says...

Very Clever move Mr Power?
Will hopefully be speaking to Brendan Rodgers for some loan deals Soon????
Very Clever move Mr Power? Will hopefully be speaking to Brendan Rodgers for some loan deals Soon???? FORZASTFC
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Thu 17 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Last I see him was in fresh fields
Good luck and welcome to the funny faem
Last I see him was in fresh fields Good luck and welcome to the funny faem smirg kcab
  • Score: 1

4:42pm Thu 17 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Last I see him was in fresh fields
Good luck and welcome to the funny faem
Or even farm
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Last I see him was in fresh fields Good luck and welcome to the funny faem[/p][/quote]Or even farm smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

4:54pm Thu 17 Jul 14

gibbo1012 says...

sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings.

good work !!
sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings. good work !! gibbo1012
  • Score: 2

5:15pm Thu 17 Jul 14

joey butler says...

Fantastic news and well worth waiting for.
Fantastic news and well worth waiting for. joey butler
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Thu 17 Jul 14

STFC Boyo says...

Come on then League & F.A.Lets have him.
Come on then League & F.A.Lets have him. STFC Boyo
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Thu 17 Jul 14

vikingred says...

Genuine question... Is he any good this guy? I understand the link and the posibility of loan players from Liverpool etc, but is he an asset to the side?
Anyone seen him play..?
Genuine question... Is he any good this guy? I understand the link and the posibility of loan players from Liverpool etc, but is he an asset to the side? Anyone seen him play..? vikingred
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Thu 17 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
Come on then League & F.A.Lets have him.
Whats with the League & F.A approval ?...Have we broken any rules or
Are we under so kind of embargo or anything like that ???

Or am i just being thick AGAIN
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Come on then League & F.A.Lets have him.[/p][/quote]Whats with the League & F.A approval ?...Have we broken any rules or Are we under so kind of embargo or anything like that ??? Or am i just being thick AGAIN dazzastfc
  • Score: -2

6:30pm Thu 17 Jul 14

avo says...

thick again.
thick again. avo
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

We now have 2 of the 4 in this article....

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-213
72741

Interested to see if this gets a thumbs down or thumbs up.....
We now have 2 of the 4 in this article.... http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-213 72741 Interested to see if this gets a thumbs down or thumbs up..... Wilesy
  • Score: 5

8:01pm Thu 17 Jul 14

London Red says...

dazzastfc wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Come on then League & F.A.Lets have him.
Whats with the League & F.A approval ?...Have we broken any rules or
Are we under so kind of embargo or anything like that ???

Or am i just being thick AGAIN
All transfers are subject to FL approval
[quote][p][bold]dazzastfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Come on then League & F.A.Lets have him.[/p][/quote]Whats with the League & F.A approval ?...Have we broken any rules or Are we under so kind of embargo or anything like that ??? Or am i just being thick AGAIN[/p][/quote]All transfers are subject to FL approval London Red
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Thu 17 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

avo wrote:
thick again.
THANKS avodump
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: thick again.[/p][/quote]THANKS avodump dazzastfc
  • Score: -1

9:41pm Thu 17 Jul 14

old town robin says...

gibbo1012 wrote:
sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings.

good work !!
If I was Brendan reading your comment, we definitely wouldn't get any Liverpool players. No manager worth his salts would ever openly be influenced with doing a club a favour just to get his son a job. If Brad or any other of their youngsters join us it will be because Liverpool think we have the right set up to develop them, not because we have given Anton a 12 month contract. Give the guy some respect ffs, he's now a Robin and here on merit and not because who his dad is.
[quote][p][bold]gibbo1012[/bold] wrote: sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings. good work !![/p][/quote]If I was Brendan reading your comment, we definitely wouldn't get any Liverpool players. No manager worth his salts would ever openly be influenced with doing a club a favour just to get his son a job. If Brad or any other of their youngsters join us it will be because Liverpool think we have the right set up to develop them, not because we have given Anton a 12 month contract. Give the guy some respect ffs, he's now a Robin and here on merit and not because who his dad is. old town robin
  • Score: 5

9:57pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

old town robin wrote:
gibbo1012 wrote:
sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings.

good work !!
If I was Brendan reading your comment, we definitely wouldn't get any Liverpool players. No manager worth his salts would ever openly be influenced with doing a club a favour just to get his son a job. If Brad or any other of their youngsters join us it will be because Liverpool think we have the right set up to develop them, not because we have given Anton a 12 month contract. Give the guy some respect ffs, he's now a Robin and here on merit and not because who his dad is.
Excellent post OTR. Quite apart from the insult to Brendan Rodgers and his son, it's an insult to Power and Cooper to suggest that's the way they do business. We saw something like it a year ago when the (alleged) rogues were in charge. We don't want any more of it. I hope we've signed Rodgers because we believe he will do a good job for us. Also hope that belief turns out to be justified.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gibbo1012[/bold] wrote: sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings. good work !![/p][/quote]If I was Brendan reading your comment, we definitely wouldn't get any Liverpool players. No manager worth his salts would ever openly be influenced with doing a club a favour just to get his son a job. If Brad or any other of their youngsters join us it will be because Liverpool think we have the right set up to develop them, not because we have given Anton a 12 month contract. Give the guy some respect ffs, he's now a Robin and here on merit and not because who his dad is.[/p][/quote]Excellent post OTR. Quite apart from the insult to Brendan Rodgers and his son, it's an insult to Power and Cooper to suggest that's the way they do business. We saw something like it a year ago when the (alleged) rogues were in charge. We don't want any more of it. I hope we've signed Rodgers because we believe he will do a good job for us. Also hope that belief turns out to be justified. Oi Den!
  • Score: 2

10:22pm Thu 17 Jul 14

joey butler says...

Ranger had to pay yet another £3200 in court today, all of you that blindly supported him should hang your heads in shame. Pieces of eight come to mind!!!
Ranger had to pay yet another £3200 in court today, all of you that blindly supported him should hang your heads in shame. Pieces of eight come to mind!!! joey butler
  • Score: 0

5:24pm Sat 19 Jul 14

London Red says...

old town robin wrote:
gibbo1012 wrote:
sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings.

good work !!
If I was Brendan reading your comment, we definitely wouldn't get any Liverpool players. No manager worth his salts would ever openly be influenced with doing a club a favour just to get his son a job. If Brad or any other of their youngsters join us it will be because Liverpool think we have the right set up to develop them, not because we have given Anton a 12 month contract. Give the guy some respect ffs, he's now a Robin and here on merit and not because who his dad is.
Expect Sir Alex - who often lent players to Darren at Posh
.
Think influence on players would only ever be at management level - not just a player
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gibbo1012[/bold] wrote: sign brendans son and hopefully get some loan signings. good work !![/p][/quote]If I was Brendan reading your comment, we definitely wouldn't get any Liverpool players. No manager worth his salts would ever openly be influenced with doing a club a favour just to get his son a job. If Brad or any other of their youngsters join us it will be because Liverpool think we have the right set up to develop them, not because we have given Anton a 12 month contract. Give the guy some respect ffs, he's now a Robin and here on merit and not because who his dad is.[/p][/quote]Expect Sir Alex - who often lent players to Darren at Posh . Think influence on players would only ever be at management level - not just a player London Red
  • Score: 0
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