Swindon Town are confident of making at least two additions during the final week of the January transfer window.

So far this month, Town have brought in five new faces but have also seen seven players depart the club, including five players that had made more than 20 appearances in League Two this season.

This business has left the club with a squad of 22 players, with Tom Clayton, Reece Devine, and Tariq Uwakwe all struggling with long-term injuries.



Swindon also still have three of their loan slots available, with Dawson Devoy and Conor McCarthy the only current loanees, to use to try and add further depth to a squad that has struggled with injuries so far this campaign.

But with deadline day coming up on Thursday, Swindon are hopeful of making a pair of additions this week with the potential for more business to happen before the window closes.

Speaking prior to Swindon’s 2-0 victory over Bradford City, Gavin Gunning said that Town should have one of their signings wrapped up on Monday as they continued to work to add to their squad.

Gavin Gunning said: “We are very close with one [new signing], so hopefully that will be done on Monday, and he will be a very good signing.

“We are close with another and there is another one maybe and then after that, you never know.”

Before adding after the match: “We need that [options] in a squad, there is no point in lads being guaranteed of their place.

“I think that going forward we might have had one in there maybe, but if we don’t then it is just good competition.

“For where we want to get to and how rigorous League Two is, it is relentless, so people are going to get injured, that is just how it is.”

Despite the squad presently being smaller than it was at the beginning of the month, rumours have still swirled around potential exits, with Harrison Minturn being linked with a move to Middlesbrough this month.

Gunning also referenced the rumoured interest from Wrexham in Saidou Khan from earlier this season during his post-match interview.

However, Gunning said that Swindon did not intend to lose any more players in the final days of the window.

He said: “Outgoing-wise we are not hoping to do too much, there will maybe be one at a push.”