Reeves had no hesitation to sign on at SN1

Swindon's newest recruit Jake Reeves

Swindon's newest recruit Jake Reeves

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor

JAKE Reeves said that he had little hesitation in signing for Swindon Town once he knew of their interest.

The midfielder penned a three-month deal with the club following his release from Championship newcomers Brentford last week.

While the 21-year-old has yet to make his debut for Swindon - he was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Coventry City - he said that he was impressed with what he saw.

“I thought that the boys passed the ball well. I like the style that the gaffer is trying to implement, it suits us,” said Reeves.

“It has been a mad couple of days. It has come around very quickly for me. It was a no-brainer when I heard that Swindon was available and asked me to come down.

“I like the style of play. The squad is quite young, it is fresh and I think that the club is going forward.”

Fitting into the Town dressing room for Reeves was made a little easier given the fact that he was at Tottenham Hotspur as a youngster alongside Nathan Byrne and Jack Barthram.

But Reeves also got a glowing report about the club from former Town loanee Alex Pritchard, who is currently at Griffin Park.

“I know Nathan and Jack, but I didn’t speak to them before I came here,” he said.

“I had a little chat with Alex back at Brentford. We are quite good mates and once I spoke to Pritch, I thought that it was quite obvious that I should be coming here.

“It helps for the first day, knowing a couple of the lads.”

Reeves believes that his style of football will be well-suited to Swindon and he is pleased that he has come to a club that is calm and relaxed.

“I knew that the style of play was to pass the ball, literally just pass the ball – there is no going long, it is all relaxed. Everyone is calm and cool. It is a relaxed club to be at.

“That is how I prefer to be. I like to be all relaxed. It helps to come to a club where even the manager is quite relaxed.”

Although Brentford won promotion to the Championship from League One last year, the midfielder says he doesn’t feel that he has taken a step backwards in joining Swindon in the third tier of English football.

And he is relishing the challenge of fitting in to a new system.

“This is good club, it is a good league. I didn’t play in the Championship, so it is not a drop for myself,” he said.

“(The squad) is quite close-knit. Everyone gets on well, there are no cliques that I have managed to see yet, so it is quite nice to come to a club like that.

“It is a little bit frustrating (not having a game for a fortnight) but it gives me a bit of time to bed into the squad and to train hard, make some friends here.”

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8:42pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Redhouse Red says...

He signed for a club. Not for a parcel. Stop with this SN1 nonsense

Jeez.....!
He signed for a club. Not for a parcel. Stop with this SN1 nonsense Jeez.....! Redhouse Red
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9:14pm Sun 31 Aug 14

We are PANTS says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
He signed for a club. Not for a parcel. Stop with this SN1 nonsense

Jeez.....!
It's all about opinions and I quite like the terminology... Funny how different things wind different people up!! Now if we were talking about vile Grim!?! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: He signed for a club. Not for a parcel. Stop with this SN1 nonsense Jeez.....![/p][/quote]It's all about opinions and I quite like the terminology... Funny how different things wind different people up!! Now if we were talking about vile Grim!?! :-) We are PANTS
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9:26pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Stickshaker says...

Nice hair.....relax!
Nice hair.....relax! Stickshaker
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9:26pm Sun 31 Aug 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Can't stand SN1 me.... But more importantly Southampton on verge of signing another defender from Athletico Madrid. STEPHENS is on his way. COYR ....... Superb stuff. Come on you doom sayers as Delia would say "let's be having you!"........
Can't stand SN1 me.... But more importantly Southampton on verge of signing another defender from Athletico Madrid. STEPHENS is on his way. COYR ....... Superb stuff. Come on you doom sayers as Delia would say "let's be having you!"........ dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 13

10:31pm Sun 31 Aug 14

joey butler says...

If this lad scores 2 goals for Town, that would double his total career scoring rate to date!!
If this lad scores 2 goals for Town, that would double his total career scoring rate to date!! joey butler
  • Score: -1

11:17pm Sun 31 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Another midfielder?
Another midfielder? mancrobin
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12:23am Mon 1 Sep 14

jonnyb4532 says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Can't stand SN1 me.... But more importantly Southampton on verge of signing another defender from Athletico Madrid. STEPHENS is on his way. COYR ....... Superb stuff. Come on you doom sayers as Delia would say "let's be having you!"........
Just thinking the same maybe another striker too also a little windfall too as I understand derby looking to sign matt Ritchie as I understand there was a sell on clause when he left for Bournemouth maybe will be too late to sign someone permanent be a loan I imagine
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Can't stand SN1 me.... But more importantly Southampton on verge of signing another defender from Athletico Madrid. STEPHENS is on his way. COYR ....... Superb stuff. Come on you doom sayers as Delia would say "let's be having you!"........[/p][/quote]Just thinking the same maybe another striker too also a little windfall too as I understand derby looking to sign matt Ritchie as I understand there was a sell on clause when he left for Bournemouth maybe will be too late to sign someone permanent be a loan I imagine jonnyb4532
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12:39am Mon 1 Sep 14

the wizard says...

Reeves, now that is a familiar name. Good enough.
Reeves, now that is a familiar name. Good enough. the wizard
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12:50am Mon 1 Sep 14

london paolo says...

Could we be in the market for new manager as well?

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Could we be in the market for new manager as well? http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2739355/Le eds-United-weigh-Swi ndon-Town-manager-Ma rk-Cooper.html?ITO=1 490&ns_mchannel=rss& ns_campaign=1490 london paolo
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2:33am Mon 1 Sep 14

smirg kcab says...

We are PANTS wrote:
Redhouse Red wrote:
He signed for a club. Not for a parcel. Stop with this SN1 nonsense

Jeez.....!
It's all about opinions and I quite like the terminology... Funny how different things wind different people up!! Now if we were talking about vile Grim!?! :-)
Showing yourself up again pal?
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: He signed for a club. Not for a parcel. Stop with this SN1 nonsense Jeez.....![/p][/quote]It's all about opinions and I quite like the terminology... Funny how different things wind different people up!! Now if we were talking about vile Grim!?! :-)[/p][/quote]Showing yourself up again pal? smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

7:56am Mon 1 Sep 14

old town robin says...

If he's good enough to get into the team, who is he going to replace. When Rodgers and Gladwin are fit we will have 6 mid-fielders fighting for 3 places. It will be interesting to see how he fits in and It does give Cooper the option to rotate which should keep them fresh, we didn't have enough last season resulting in a very tired Luango having to play on even though he was knackered from playing so many games.

it's just a pity we haven't managed to get the centre half and striker in we so badly need.
If he's good enough to get into the team, who is he going to replace. When Rodgers and Gladwin are fit we will have 6 mid-fielders fighting for 3 places. It will be interesting to see how he fits in and It does give Cooper the option to rotate which should keep them fresh, we didn't have enough last season resulting in a very tired Luango having to play on even though he was knackered from playing so many games. it's just a pity we haven't managed to get the centre half and striker in we so badly need. old town robin
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9:18am Mon 1 Sep 14

We are PANTS says...

old town robin wrote:
If he's good enough to get into the team, who is he going to replace. When Rodgers and Gladwin are fit we will have 6 mid-fielders fighting for 3 places. It will be interesting to see how he fits in and It does give Cooper the option to rotate which should keep them fresh, we didn't have enough last season resulting in a very tired Luango having to play on even though he was knackered from playing so many games.

it's just a pity we haven't managed to get the centre half and striker in we so badly need.
I have half a suspicion that he has been brought in to replace someone that's about to be sold... With the stay away fans and low season ticket sales it could be that the books need to be balanced and this was the only option open to Power... Hope I'm wrong but we will know for sure in 14 hours time.... :-(
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: If he's good enough to get into the team, who is he going to replace. When Rodgers and Gladwin are fit we will have 6 mid-fielders fighting for 3 places. It will be interesting to see how he fits in and It does give Cooper the option to rotate which should keep them fresh, we didn't have enough last season resulting in a very tired Luango having to play on even though he was knackered from playing so many games. it's just a pity we haven't managed to get the centre half and striker in we so badly need.[/p][/quote]I have half a suspicion that he has been brought in to replace someone that's about to be sold... With the stay away fans and low season ticket sales it could be that the books need to be balanced and this was the only option open to Power... Hope I'm wrong but we will know for sure in 14 hours time.... :-( We are PANTS
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2:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Swindon1984 says...

"I knew that the style of play was to pass the ball, literally just pass the ball – there is no going long..."

Except when we play ourselves into trouble at the back and Wes is forced into booting it out of course. We avoided doing that in the Scunthorpe game but it came back with a vengeance on Saturday.

Welcome Jack, hope you do well for us as looks like you'll be replacing Louis and or Mass.
"I knew that the style of play was to pass the ball, literally just pass the ball – there is no going long..." Except when we play ourselves into trouble at the back and Wes is forced into booting it out of course. We avoided doing that in the Scunthorpe game but it came back with a vengeance on Saturday. Welcome Jack, hope you do well for us as looks like you'll be replacing Louis and or Mass. Swindon1984
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