SWINDON Town first-team coach Tommy Wright is sure the club has assembled a squad capable of competing at the top end of the League Two table after the conclusion of their summer business during Monday’s transfer deadline day.

Town manager Richie Wellens struck a pair of loan deals on the final day of the summer window, bringing in midfielder Anthony Grant and goalkeeper Steven Benda from Shrewsbury Town and Swansea City respectively.

Grant will stay at the Energy Check County Ground until January, while Benda’s deal lasts for the length of the season.

Wright revealed Town had sought further new recruits before the window closed and although those failed to materialise, he has no doubt that the group the club has put together can compete amongst the leading lights in the division.

“You are always greedy, you always want one or two more. We did want one or two more but we weren’t able to do that,” said Wright.

“I think we have got a good squad to kick on until January and keep us up there.

“You obviously need a little bit of luck in terms of injuries but, overall, we are pleased with the players we have got.

“We think we have got a good group.”

Benda will provide competition for established number one Luke McCormick between the sticks, while Grant will battle it out for a berth in Town’s midfield.

The 32-year-old has not featured for Shrewsbury this season and although he is lacking match sharpness, Wright does not expect that to rule him out of contention for Saturday’s trip to Leyton Orient.

“Anthony is a player I have known for a long time and looked at. Myself and Richie like him and nearly signed him twice before,” said Wright.

“He is a competitor and he competes. He is very good at that and always has been. He gets about the pitch and picks that second ball up.

“He is probably someone we don’t really have at the club, so that is why the manager brought him in.

“He needs to get fitter and the only way you get fitter is by playing games. I think he will be a great addition to the squad.

“When you are out of favour and not playing games, it can put you off your training and distract you from what you should be doing.

“I think he is a bit behind but not too much. He will get up to fitness soon.

“I think he will be involved (this weekend).”