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SWINDON TOWN: McCrory happy to hand out new deals... if MacDonald agrees
SWINDON Town chairman Jed McCrory has stressed he will do all he can to keep the out-of-contract members of the Robins’ squad at the County Ground this summer, provided manager Kevin MacDonald is happy to have them.
Nine players will see their current deals with the Wiltshire outfit expire at the end of the campaign but with all the recent turbulence around the club none have as yet been approached with a view to negotiating new terms.
As it stands, Simon Ferry, Alan McCormack, Joe Devera, Aden Flint, Tommy Miller, Raffa De Vita, Nathan Thompson, Miles Storey and Leigh Bedwell could all move on in a little under four months’ time, but McCrory is keen to hold on to some of his most prized assets as long as MacDonald is in agreement.
“That’ll be Kevin telling me,” he told the Advertiser. ”He will be evaluating the situation over the next couple of weeks. I have spoke to Darren (Ward) and Tommy and explained to them that with a new manager coming in that will be his decision.
“We don’t want anyone to leave the club, I certainly don’t want anyone to leave the club - I’d like everyone to stay together in the team and move forward as a team but that will be the manager’s decision.
“Some of them may want to leave, hopefully not but they may well want to and we’re going to have to brace ourselves for that if that’s the case. We will endeavour to keep everyone here that the manager wants to keep.”
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Nigel Worthington and Les Ferdinand had both put themselves forward as the potential next manager of Swindon before McCrory handed the job to MacDonald last week.