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31 August 2018

Loan deal for Luke as boss looks for career development for young Blues

Luke Woolfenden has joined Swindon on loan as Town boss Paul Hurst looks to give his young players regular first-team experience.

The Academy graduate has signed a season loan deal with the League Two club, with Town having an option of a recall in January.

Luke, who has made five appearances for Town, becomes the fourth young Blue to go out on loan this week, following Tristan Nydam’s move to St Johnstone, Ben Morris teaming up with Forest Green Rovers and Josh Emmanuel signing for Shrewsbury.

“We have got some good young players here who I rate highly but at the moment they are not getting the games they need,” Paul told the Club website.

“I have to look at what is best for the development of their careers and they are far better off playing first-team games on loan than they are sitting on the bench or in the stands here or playing for the U23s.

“They need to be playing games with three points at stake week in, week out and they have the opportunity to do that on loan and keep developing. Then we will look at it again in January.”

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